[R] How to google for R stuff?

Pedro Mardones mardones.p at gmail.com
Fri May 22 04:16:59 CEST 2009


one option could be to type into Google bar something like (for
instance for the lme function): filetype R lm



On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 9:02 AM, Kynn Jones <kynnjo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi!  I'm new to R programming, though I've been programming in other
> languages for years.
>
> One thing I find most frustrating about R is how difficult it is to use
> Google (or any other search tool) to look for answers to my R-related
> questions.  With languages with even slightly more distinctive names like
> Perl, Java, Python, Matlab, OCaml, etc., usually including the name of the
> language in the query is enough to ensure that the top hits are relevant.
>  But this trick does not work for R, because the letter R appears by itself
> in so many pages, that the chaff overwhelms the wheat, so to speak.
>
> So I'm curious to learn what strategies R users have found to get around
> this annoyance.
>
> TIA!
>
> KJ
>
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