[R] www.r-project.org

Adaikalavan Ramasamy ramasamy at cancer.org.uk
Wed Apr 26 21:48:40 CEST 2006

I am coming late into the discussion, so apologies if the following
points are redundant.

1) IMHO, the most important feature that would make life a lot easier
for everyone is having search engines on the main webpage. I know you
can click on the "Search" on the left hand side pane but putting it on
the main webpage is much more useful.

We can also have a "targets" section for the search (c.f.
http://finzi.psych.upenn.edu/nmz.html) where one can search mailing
list, html Manual, FAQ, user-inputted package name etc.

2) About having explicit URL print, may I suggest using
http://maps.google.com approach of using the "Link to this page" (top
right hand of the page) ?

3) I understand that R is restricted in terms of priority and human
resources. But given that Asia (e.g. India, Singapore, China) has low
labour costs and abundant computing personals, would it not make sense
for some Asian research group to offer to spearhead and maintain the
website ?

>From a marketing point of view some nice graphics, search functions and
navigation etc would be useful to attract newcomers. There could be a
"simple version" alternative (as it is now) for those who prefer or
those who have trouble accessing the site.

Just my £0.02.

Regards, Adai

On Tue, 2006-04-25 at 12:33 -0700, Spencer Graves wrote:
> 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 
> functionality.
> 	  Best Wishes,
> 	  spencer graves
> > 
> > On 4/25/06, Spencer Graves <spencer.graves at pdf.com> wrote:

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