[R] FAQ 7.x when 7 does not exist. Useability question
jrkrideau at yahoo.ca
Thu Aug 23 18:03:12 CEST 2007
--- Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Thu, 23 Aug 2007, John Kane wrote:
> > The FAQ Section 7 is a very useful place for new
> > to find out any number of R idiosycracies.
> > there is no numbering on the FAQ Table of Content
> > on the Sections Tables of Contents.
> Hmm, doc/FAQ does have a numbered table of contents
> and numbered sections
Perhaps we are not talking about the same thing but I
don't see any numbers. My procedure
- click on FAQ link below documentation,
- click on R-FAQ link
> and doc/manual/R-FAQ.html does have numbered
Click on R-Miscelanea
The sections themselves are numbered but not the ToC,
at least as displayed in my browser.
Apologies for the poor quality of the screen capture.
As a check, I even found IE and had a look. I am
getting the same display in Firefox and IE so it does
not look like a browser issue.
>and my browser's search finds 7.10 straight away.
As does mine. I just question if this is recommended
as the default approach.
> > An R-help list reply of "Read FAQ 7.10" in
> response to
> > a question about converting a factor to numeric is
> > bit cryptic. The only time 7.10 appears is after
> > 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
> > 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
> Professor of Applied Statistics,
> University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865
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