[R] FAQ 7.x when 7 does not exist. Useability question

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Aug 23 17:28:09 CEST 2007

On Thu, 23 Aug 2007, John Kane wrote:

> The FAQ Section 7 is a very useful place for new users
> to find out any number of R idiosycracies.  However
> there is no numbering on the FAQ Table of Content or
> on the Sections Tables of Contents.

Hmm, doc/FAQ does have a numbered table of contents and numbered sections 
and doc/manual/R-FAQ.html does have numbered sections and my browser's 
search finds 7.10 straight away.

> An R-help list reply of "Read FAQ 7.10" in response to
> a question about converting a factor to numeric is  a
> bit cryptic. The only time 7.10 appears is after the
> searcher has found the entry.

It would help if you told us what you are searching that did not contain 

> Would it be a good idea to actually number the entries
> for the FAQ Table of Contents and the Table of
> Contents for the Sections?

I think we do.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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