[R] Command line support tools - suggestions?
A.Robinson at ms.unimelb.edu.au
Fri Apr 7 04:41:03 CEST 2006
I'm interested in developing a package that could ease the
command-line learning curve for new users. It would provide more
detailed syntax checking and commentary as feedback. It would try to
anticipate common new-user errors, and provide feedback to help
As a trivial example, instead of
we might have
Warning: your data contain missing values. If you wish to ignore
these to compute a mean, use "na.rm=TRUE".
I'm interested in any thoughts that people have about this idea -
what errors do you commonly see, and how can they be dealt with?
I have applied for funding for a couple of months of programming
support for this idea, and will find out whether or not I get it
later this month. Until then, I thought that it would be interesting
to kick around some ideas for the sorts of changes that we could try.
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