[R] Improving R-Intro {was "Wikis etc."}

Brett Magill magillb at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jan 11 19:52:28 CET 2006

On an improved R wiki, R-intro:

I think the issue of user-friendliness of documentation has been raised. 
  When I first started using R, I found the S-PLUS online documentation 
very useful.  It is very user-friendly and a great introduction, 
organized by application. See:

S-PLUS 6 Guide to Statistics, Volume I
S-PLUS 6 Guide to Statistics, Volume II

at http://www.insightful.com/support/doc_splus_win.asp

How about a wiki based on this as a model, with some preliminaries and 
then user additions.  Of course, the bottom line is, we need something 
targeted at end-users, not developers.


Martin Maechler wrote:

> That's a good suggestion.
> The file to improve is the texinfo source file (the *.html is
> produced from it, as well as the *.pdf version of the manual),
> is always available from the subversion archive (as all the rest of
> the R sources, past and present), the intro manual being
>   https://svn.r-project.org/R/trunk/doc/manual/R-intro.texi
> So, yes, we'd welcome (a patch against / an improved version of)
> the above file!
> Martin

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