[R] Glossay of available R functions

Patricia J. Hawkins phawkins at connact.com
Thu Feb 2 23:50:30 CET 2006

>>>>> "JB" == Jonathan Baron <baron at psych.upenn.edu> writes:

JB> In addition, the search page at
JB> http://finzi.psych.upenn.edu

JB> can search all functions of all CRAN packages.

JB> This is also available through

JB> RSiteSearch(string,restrict="functions").

Thank you all!  In fact, what I was looking for was just the glossary
of objects in the base package; the effective equivalent of the Python
Standard Library, or for C, Harbison & Steele's _C, A Reference Manual_.

I assume that's what the original poster wanted too, since he was
commenting that subset was new to him, though he did say "list of
functions in R".  I'd searched through everything _else_ in the help
system looking for such a glossary; I hadn't thought to look under
*Packages*, as those are, of course, add-ons.

So a comment such as "For an index of R basic objects, see the 'base'
package under *Packages*" on the help.start() index page would be
helpful.   Also perhaps a link from the Language Reference Manual,
since that's where I looked first.

By the way, in general the documentation and help facilities are

Patricia J. Hawkins 
Hawkins Internet Applications 

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