[R] FAQ 7.x when 7 does not exist. Useability question
murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Thu Aug 23 18:35:18 CEST 2007
On 8/23/2007 11:28 AM, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> 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.
I think the suggestion is to change the contents lists in HTML from <ul>
lists to <ol> lists. Then one would see
2. R Basics
3. R and S
4. R Web Interfaces
5. R Add-On Packages
6. R and Emacs
7. R Miscellanea
8. R Programming
9. R Bugs
* R Basics
* R and S
* R Web Interfaces
* R Add-On Packages
* R and Emacs
* R Miscellanea
* R Programming
* R Bugs
in a browser, and I agree that would be preferable (assuming the
numbering is consistent with what we get in the other formats).
However, I don't see how to tell makeinfo --html to do this. Adding
--number-sections isn't enough.
>> 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.
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