spencer.graves at pdf.com
Tue Apr 25 21:33:05 CEST 2006
Hi, Gabor: <inline>
Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> On Windows, right click the web page, choose Properties and
> copy the url there.
That works, and I will use it in the future. Thanks.
However, if the subject is not "educating Spencer Graves" but "how to
make "www.r-project.org" more user friendly, then it still might help to
display as "Address" the actual web address of the archive page rather
than "www.r-project.org". It may not look as pretty, but I'm for
function first and cosmetics only if they don't interfere with
> On 4/25/06, Spencer Graves <spencer.graves at pdf.com> wrote:
>>hadley wickham wrote:
>>>>The R Web site is working fine. <snip>
>>>As an experienced user of the R website, this probably is true for
>>>you. However, there are a number of confusing problems for new users
>>>of the site:
>>> * how do you download R?
>>> * how do you bookmark a specific page?
>>*** If I find something with "R Site Search" on "www.r-project.org", I
>>can NOT just copy the web address into an email, because the "address"
>>is still "www.r-project.org". However, if I use RSiteSearch from within
>> R, I get an honest address (like
>>"http://finzi.psych.upenn.edu/R/Rhelp02a/archive/47417.html"), which I
>>can then paste into an email like this.
>> If it weren't too difficult to display the address for each item
>>retrieved from the archives, it would make it easier it use "R Site
>>Search" without opening R.
>> Thanks to all the core R team, including Jonathan Baron, whose
>>support of "R Site Search" has prevented me from "tearing my hair out"
>>on many occasions (and I don't have much left to tear out). When people
>>ask me questions about S-Plus, I often go to "R Site Search", and then
>>see if I can somehow use in S-Plus any R solution I find.
>> Best Wishes,
>> spencer graves
>>p.s. I also have a strong preference for avoiding fancy features. I've
>>been burned so many times with viruses and software that never performed
>>as advertized for many unknown reasons that I routinely check "no" when
>>asked if I want to install "Micromedia Flash", and I hope I won't have
>>to install it to use a future version of "www.r-project.org".
>>> * what is that giant graphic on the home page?
>>>R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
>>>PLEASE do read the posting guide! http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
>>R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
>>PLEASE do read the posting guide! http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
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