[R] moses extreme reaction test

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Wed Apr 9 00:56:09 CEST 2014

On Apr 8, 2014, at 2:41 PM, Bert Gunter wrote:

> Just for the fun of it, I searched for "R package moses extreme
> reaction test"  on google. The 8th hit was the package DescTools, but
> that included the 3 earlier hits and responses from r-help.
> So I guess the point is that "Learn to Search" may even be a bit over
> the top -- is there anyone on the internet who does not use standard
> search engines like google, bing, and yahoo?

I don't think I'm the only one. Using Spencer Graves' excellent package is very convenient and has delivered many answers to questions posed on R help. It pops up a browser window directly from an R console command. I like the fact that I get an R help page with `findFn`. I suspect it has prevented many more questions that we never see. 

The other search tool I have used in preference to Google is Markmail. I find Google to be sometimes non-specific and possesses an very annoying tendency to give priority to Nabble citations. None of the first page Google citations actually answered the question when I tried. Rseek was much better, but I have found it to be less focused than sos::findFn.  De gustibus non disputandem, I suppose.

I suppose I should crack open Spencer's code and learn how to call Markmail and Rseek from my console session, that is unless he accepts this feature request and beats me to it.  


> Best,
> Bert
> Bert Gunter
> Genentech Nonclinical Biostatistics
> (650) 467-7374
> "Data is not information. Information is not knowledge. And knowledge
> is certainly not wisdom."
> H. Gilbert Welch
> On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 10:43 AM, David Winsemius <dwinsemius at comcast.net> wrote:
>> On Apr 8, 2014, at 10:37 AM, José Trujillo Carmona wrote:
>>> Is there a package that contains "moses extreme reaction test"?
>> Learn to search.
>> install.packages("sos")
>> library(sos)
>> findFn("moses extreme")
>> found 5 matches;  retrieving 1 page
>> Downloaded 3 links in 1 packages
>> --
>> David Winsemius
>> Alameda, CA, USA
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