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

Duncan Murdoch murdoch@dunc@n @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Fri Apr 17 02:14:08 CEST 2020

On 16/04/2020 8:12 p.m., Rolf Turner wrote:
> 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
> unsatisfactory.
> Can anyone suggest a better idea?

Don't use any keyword. When was the last time you searched on one?

Duncan Murdoch

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