[R] Oddities with RSiteSearch?

Peter Dalgaard p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Sat Jan 12 11:08:06 CET 2008

Zembower, Kevin wrote:
> [If I knew who to report this to privately, I would. Sorry to embarrass
> anyone who's just trying to contribute to the R-project.]
> There seems to be some oddities with the RSiteSearch web page. When I
> enter 'RSiteSearch("console")' I'm taken to
> http://search.r-project.org/cgi-bin/namazu.cgi?query=console&max=20&resu
> lt=normal&sort=score&idxname=Rhelp02a&idxname=functions&idxname=docs. On
> this page, the "How to search" link goes to
> http://finzi.psych.upenn.edu/namazu.html#query, which gives me an '403
> Forbidden' error. 
> At the bottom of the page is "This search system is powered by Namazu
> v". The text "Namazu" is a link to http://www.namazu.org/, which, when
> clicked on, starts a download rather than displaying a page. Also, the
> email address at the bottom, foobar at namazu.org, is suspicious. I realize
> that these last two errors might be caused by the system RSiteSearch
> uses to form indicies, but we may want to suppress them until that
> organization gets them working correctly.
> Thanks for your efforts in setting up the RSiteSearch system; I use it
> all the time.
Hmm, this looks sane enough for me. No 403 error, and the link to 
www.namazu.org goes to their homepage.  The foobar address is still 
there though, but that doesn't necessarily imply anything except 
sloppiness. It could even be deliberate not to expose anyones email there.

> -Kevin
> Kevin Zembower
> Internet Services Group manager
> Center for Communication Programs
> Bloomberg School of Public Health
> Johns Hopkins University
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