Finding code (was: [R] A request)

E.L. Willighagen egonw at
Tue Apr 2 13:11:24 CEST 2002

On Tuesday 02 April 2002 12:51, Jonathan Baron wrote:
> On 04/02/02 10:38, E.L. Willighagen wrote:
> >On Tuesday 02 April 2002 10:05, Uwe Ligges wrote:
> >> "E.L. Willighagen" wrote:
> Searching for "Dongarra" on
> in the link called
> "Search R documents, functions, and R-help archive"
> yields 7 matches for "Dongarra".
> (The new default includes R-help only after 1999, but the earlier
> stuff is still available.)
> It seems to me rather difficult to build into R itself a search
> facility for functions that are not installed on your system.  As
> more and more packages are contributed - and, really, they ARE
> getting contributed at what seems to me a high rate, and some
> from people other than the core team - it would be hard to keep
> up with them.  This is, I think, a good use for the web.  There
> are now several alterantive search engines listed in CRAN under
> "Search".

Indeed. A "Search" link under "Documentation" on itself 
pointing to it would be nice. Who is the person to ask for this?

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