[R] Input appreciated: R teaching idea + a way to improve R-wiki

Philippe Grosjean phgrosjean at sciviews.org
Tue Oct 23 18:37:24 CEST 2007

Tony Plate wrote:
> hadley wickham wrote:
>> On 10/23/07, Philippe Grosjean <phgrosjean at sciviews.org> wrote:


>>> I tend to give a lot of attention to documents written by "beginners",
>>> because they are the best people to tell what is difficult and what is
>>> not in R! It is the starting motivation for the R Wiki, indeed.
>> But they are simultaneously the worst people to provide good advice.
>> The wiki seems to be riddled with poor practice and "hacks" to get
>> around misunderstandings of the way R works.
> Is there any way on the R-Wiki for people to quickly and easily add an 
> annotation indicating that they believe some particular advice is poor 
> practice?  Ideally, these annotations would be easily searchable  so 
> that other users could find and fix or respond to them.
> -- Tony Plate

Well, it is possible to define a specific emoticon for that... and 
looking for the corresponding code in the search box will bring you all 
these pages. It is also possible to define a plugin, for i,nstance, to 
list all pages where there emoticons are located. But I doubt experts 
will "loose their time" looking at the wiki to make such corrections... 
and it is a pity!


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