[R] simultaneous equation estimation?

John Fox jfox at mcmaster.ca
Sun Nov 18 05:15:02 CET 2001

Dear Jonathan,

Thank you for addressing my query. I generally find your search engine very 
useful, and this should make it even more so. I wonder whether it would be 
possible to restrict searches to particular classes of documents, such as 
documentation or the rhelp archive.


At 12:03 PM 11/16/2001 -0500, Jonathan Baron wrote:
> >> A more general question that is implicit in many postings to the list is
> >> how to find functions in contributed packages on CRAN. One can use the
> >> help.search function for this purpose to search installed packages, 
> but I'm
> >> unaware of a means for searching the contents of *all* packages. It would
> >> be nice to be able to do so.
>I have also been thinking about this, as a result of looking at
>error logs on http://finzi.psych.upenn.edu.  Most of the errors
>(aside from worms looking for a Microsoft web server to infect)
>are attempts to find help files of contributed packages.  My
>current plan is to install as many of these as possible -
>possibly all of them - by the end of the month.  Then you will be
>able to use my search engine (url above) to look through
>packages.  This should be REALLY powerful when the new version of
>HdDig becomes available, which will allow searching by phrases.
>(It is in "beta" now, but I'm waiting.)
>I will post to this list if and when these changes are made.
>Jon Baron

John Fox
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McMaster University
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