Finding code (was: [R] A request)

Egon Willighagen egonw at
Wed Apr 3 19:16:47 CEST 2002

Dear all,

On Wednesday 3 April 2002 14:26, John Fox wrote:
> At 11:03 AM 4/3/2002 +0200, Egon Willighagen wrote:
> >On Tuesday 2 April 2002 18:31, Thomas Lumley wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2 Apr 2002, E.L. Willighagen wrote:
> > > > Indeed. A "Search" link under "Documentation" on
> > > > itself pointing to it would be nice. Who is the person to ask for
> > > > this?
> > >
> > > There *is* a Search link under "R-project" on
> >
> >Yes, but that one is able to search the site (which ofcourse includes the
> >docs, i know) and the mailarchives... but most of the time i do not want
> > to search the complete site, or the mailarchives... just the
> > documentation... and, hence, the request...
> Jonathan Baron's R Search Site, which is two clicks from either the CRAN or
> R home page, has a "limit search to" drop-down menu that provides this
> capability (or perhaps I misunderstand what you want to do).

You're all absolutely right. The search engine there.

The problem I see is that when people see a header "Documentation" and want 
to search this documentation, they do not start looking for a search engine 
elsewhere... otherwise they would have gone to Google in the first place...
I've been webdesigner for several years now; this is what I experienced... I 
am just trying to give some feedback on how the website may be improved...



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