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

Jeff Newmiller jdnewm|| @end|ng |rom dcn@d@v|@@c@@u@
Fri Apr 17 02:57:20 CEST 2020

You can get away with a lot if you are not distributing your package. But I usually try to satisfy R CMD check at least.

On April 16, 2020 5:50:04 PM PDT, Rolf Turner <r.turner using auckland.ac.nz> wrote:
>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
>>> that contains a function for estimating the parameters of a
>>> distribution.  The function is essentially a wrapper for fitdistr()
>>> the MASS package.
>>> When I looked at RShowDoc("KEYWORDS"), I could not find an
>>> 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
>>> keyword "estimation" (or "point estimation") or something like that,
>>> 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?
>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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