[R] www.r-project.org

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Wed Apr 26 18:05:11 CEST 2006

Maybe a separate web site that shows R off or maybe just
a pointer to the R Graph Gallery.

On 4/26/06, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch at stats.uwo.ca> wrote:
> Romain Francois wrote:
> > Dear R users and developpers,
> >
> > My question is adressed to both of you, so I choose R-help to post it.
> >
> > Are there any plans to jazz up the main R website : http://www.r-project.org
> > The look it have now is the same for a long time and kind of sad
> > compared to other statistical package's website. Of course, the
> > comparison is not fair, since companies are paying web designers to draw
> > lollipop websites ...
> There have been various suggestions along these lines (check the
> archives), but there are a number of constraints that make the problem
> difficult:
>  - there are two web sites, www.r-project.org and cran.r-project.org
> with different needs.  In particular, CRAN must be very low tech because
> it is mirrored on very diverse sites (including local copies, e.g. on a
>  - There are a lot of busy people who need to edit these pages
> occasionally, so a stable, standard, simple setup is extremely
> desirable.  That means simple HTML to be edited in a text editor, no
> special CMS.
> These requirements are quite hard to meet, so expect changes to the web
> sites to be very time consuming, and possibly rejected en masse in the end.
> Duncan Murdoch
> >
> > My first idea was to organize some kind of web designing contest.
> > But, I had a small talk with Friedrich Leisch about that, who said that
> > I shouldn't expect too many competitors.
> > So, what about creating a small team, create a home page project and
> > then propose it to the core team.
> > It goes without saying it : The core team has the final word.
> >
> > What do you think ? Who would like to play ?
> >
> > Romain
> >
> ______________________________________________
> R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help
> PLEASE do read the posting guide! http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html

More information about the R-help mailing list