[R] Oddities with RSiteSearch?
baron at psych.upenn.edu
Sat Jan 12 11:39:24 CET 2008
Actually I fixed my end of the problem soon after it was reported.
(It was because I hadn't updated some soft links after upgrading to
Fedora 8, which installed a new version of Namazu.) I could not
replicate the "download" problem. The foobar thing is at the namazu
site, not mine.
I did not reply to the list because I didn't want to fill up the
archive with yet another copy of the message, but I guess I must.
Eventually, the archive will get too large for this little computer,
but maybe by then I'll get a new one. (I'm now making a complete
backup of everything.)
There was a mailto link in MY page. Future problem reports should use
that, not the R-help list.
The search page gets over 3000 unique IPs per week, some weeks close
to 4000. It has been gradually increasing. There are now many other
resources on the web. Maybe one of these days a mirror site would be
in order, but, then again, maybe usage will start to decline because
of the richer set of alternatives. (The ones I know about are linked
from http://finzi.psych.upenn.edu, and of course the R page itself
lists them too.)
On 01/12/08 11:08, Peter Dalgaard wrote:
> 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
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