[R-pkg-devel] Appropriate keyword in help file.
r@turner @end|ng |rom @uck|@nd@@c@nz
Fri Apr 17 02:50:04 CEST 2020
On 17/04/20 12:14 pm, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> 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
>> Can anyone suggest a better idea?
> Don't use any keyword. When was the last time you searched on one?
I have *never* in my life searched on a keyword! :-)
I just thought that it was an Immutable Law of the Universe that a help
file had to have at least one keyword, and that the R Gods would rain
fire and brimstone down upon one's head if no keyword was supplied.
In a similar vein: would the R Gods allow me to make up my own keyword
rather than choosing from those listed by RShowDoc("KEYWORDS")?
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