[R] How to search for packages - wrap up!

Charilaos Skiadas cskiadas at gmail.com
Wed Feb 6 05:26:27 CET 2008

On Feb 5, 2008, at 10:37 AM, Monica Pisica wrote:

> Hi everybody,
> I have to recognize that my post certainly shows my lack of skills  
> in really navigating the R web page .... i am surprised that only  
> one or two persons wrote me  about the "Task Views" - it is what i  
> was after - although maybe too general for my lazy taste - but hei  
> - it is there and certainly makes my life easier. So - Thank you  
> John and Gabor and Roger for pointing this out. I cannot believe  
> that i never discovered this by myself ...... If anybody takes up  
> the challenge Roger set up i would love to see it ;-))

I have to say that the Task Views are a tad harder to find than I  
would have expected. Namely, if someone goes to the main page:


shouldn't there be a direct link to the Task Views page? Currently  
you have to go through CRAN, but I would not think of going to the  
CRAN link under the "Download" section, if what I was looking for was  
Task Views. Task Views have nothing to do with "Download", and from a  
new/potential user's perspective they have nothing to do with CRAN  

But perhaps I am missing something very obvious?

Haris Skiadas
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Hanover College

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