[R] Problems in Recommending R

John C Frain frainj at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 16:37:45 CET 2009

Having listened to the complains I would like to say that I disagree.
I like the Cran web set up.  Given the amount of material it contains
it is relatively easy to find things.  It would be helpful if one read
some of the material such as the  FAQ or  the R for windows FAQ or
even the descriptions opposite links such as base  which appeared to
cause problems.  I am not in favour of the over bloated sites of many
commercial companies.  Have you ever tried to negotiate the microsoft
site? Some things work well but those that don't are terrible.  I
think that the current team are doing a good job.  The site caters for
many operating systems with a multitude of users at various levels

Best Regards


2009/2/3 Neil Shephard <nshephard at gmail.com>:
> hadley wrote:
>> Have you ever used the R website?
>> To download the latest version for R for windows you have to:
> No I don't use windows and install R via the package management system of my
> chosen distribution (http://www.gentoo.org/).
> That said I have installed from source in the past when starting out with
> GNU/Linux and using Slackware, and I _never_ had a problem finding the
> source tarball to download.
> Perhaps this is a deliberate design and serves as an "intelligence" test.
> If you can't navigate through to find the correct download you're really
> going to struggle getting started with R ;-D
> The most useful thing (and quite rightly so) on the front page is the link
> the the FAQ which should be the starting point for anyone looking at any new
> software, and answers/explains everything thats pertinent!  (At least thats
> what I read first when I start using new software and have questions).
> hadley wrote:
>> And then if you want to email the url of that page to someone else you
>> have to jump through hoops because it's embedded in a frame.
> I'd hit 'Back' on my browser, then right-click on the link I want to send
> and select 'Copy Link Location' and paste it into an email.
> Neil
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John C Frain
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