[R] Online R documentation

Hadley Wickham hadley at rice.edu
Fri Jan 8 14:59:50 CET 2010

>> Many people seem unhappy with the new documentation server because you
>> need to have R running to access it, and it's not immediately obvious
>> how to bookmark references so they work long-term. One solution to
>> this problem is to have a globally available website that provides
>> access to all package documentation.
> Such a website exists:
> http://finzi.psych.upenn.edu
> Right near the top is a set of links to (almost) all package
> documentation.  Duncan Murdoch helped here by including an option to
> build static pages in the R source.

Then it needs better publicity - why are people complaining?

> There is also a search engine.
> (And this site also backs up several mailing lists and allows those to
> be searched too, although my feeling is that r-help itself is becoming
> less useful, if only because of it is impossible to maintain a high
> ratio of useful information to total when the activity is so great.)
> What _I_ need is a mirror site.  This is an old computer.

In that case, I'd happy donate the money to allow you to get a mirror.



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