[R-pkg-devel] Appropriate keyword in help file.

Rolf Turner r@turner @end|ng |rom @uck|@nd@@c@nz
Fri Apr 17 02:12:30 CEST 2020

I'm writing a package (just for my own use, for the time being at least)
that contains a function for estimating the parameters of a 
distribution.  The function is essentially a wrapper for fitdistr() from 
the MASS package.

When I looked at RShowDoc("KEYWORDS"), I could not find an appropriate 
keyword to use in the help file for this function.  There's "htest & 
Statistical Inference", but that's not right, since this function is 
about estimation, not hypothesis testing.  I'd hoped that there'd be a 
keyword "estimation" (or "point estimation") or something like that, but 
there isn't.

I guess I can use "utilities" (???) or "misc", but these seem a bit 

Can anyone suggest a better idea?


Rolf Turner

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Department of Statistics
University of Auckland
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