[R] Problems in Recommending R

hadley wickham h.wickham at gmail.com
Fri Feb 6 05:03:03 CET 2009

On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 8:56 PM, Patrick Connolly
<p_connolly at slingshot.co.nz> wrote:
> On Sun, 01-Feb-2009 at 11:34PM -0500, Stavros Macrakis wrote:
> |> A first step that would make the current Web page look much better
> |> would be to anti-alias the demonstration graphic.  The current graphic
> |> makes R graphics seem (falsely!) to be very primitive. I'm afraid I
> |> don't know how to do the anti-aliasing myself.
> |>
> |> Replacing the fixed-width, typewriter-style font with something a bit
> |> more elegant might also be good....
> I'd say it would not be good.  Fixed-width fonts are desirable when
> it's for code (of any language).  The example www.knime.org site uses
> proportional fonts for R code which makes it hard to read IMHO.  I
> really dislike that.

But you don't need fixed width fonts for headings...

> What's wrong with a spartan look?  Google has flourished with a
> no-unnecessaries approach to home page clutter.

There's nothing wrong with a spartan look.  There's something wrong
with making simple tasks difficult.  Why not do better if we can?



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