[Rd] CRAN task views: markdown? better .CSS?

Michael Friendly friendly at yorku.ca
Thu Jan 31 22:30:05 CET 2013

On 1/31/2013 12:01 PM, Achim Zeileis wrote:
> Michael:
>> CRAN task views are useful, but they seem difficult to write and 
>> maintain because the XML format is rather limited (no sectioning)
> What type of sectioning would you like to have? In the HTML part, you 
> can use the usual structuring tools like <h*>, <p>, etc. It's not
OK. I think you mean the <info> ... </info> section, where I failed to 
read the vignette sufficiently closely, which talks about
using HTML.
>> and the <packagelist> must be maintained manually.
> Yes, but I recently started adding tools to help checking this. 
> Hopefully I'll also get round to add some more convenience features 
> for this.
Something simple might be a tool to scan the <info> ... </info> section 
for <pkg> ... </pkg> mentions and just print
a new <packagelist> section to the console.  This would avoid having to 
remember what you added recently
and manually add to the <packagelist>


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