[R] Rdindex truncating titles?
murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Mon Nov 8 01:24:02 CET 2010
On 07/11/2010 6:55 PM, Rolf Turner wrote:
> On 8/11/2010, at 12:39 PM, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
>> I think you need to give us the source to look at to see what's going on.
>> Duncan Murdoch
> The same phenomenon can be observed for my Iso package which is available
> from CRAN. The diff results for Iso are like so:
>> diff INDEX Lib/Iso/INDEX
>> < order isotonic regression of a set of data.
>> < ufit Calculate an -- or the optimal -- unimodal
>> < isotonic regression of a set of data.
>>> order isotonic
>>> ufit Calculate an - or the optimal - unimodal
>>> isotonic regression of a set
In this case I think it is being truncated to fit. The docs do say to
limit the length of titles to 65 characters if possible; this is one
place where it matters. Your other examples looked shorter, but now I
look again, maybe we weren't seeing all the lines?
I think the 65 character limit is coming from an HTML standard or
recommendation. The title shown in a browser can't be arbitrarily long.
Perhaps we could use a longer version of your title in the index; I
forget exactly where the truncation takes place.
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