[R] Function hints

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Mon Jun 19 19:13:01 CEST 2006

On 6/19/2006 12:14 PM, Joerg van den Hoff wrote:

> just a feedback: that's a useful function, thank you.
> but the problem is probably more general: frequently I do not really 
> want to know what I generally can do with a data frame, for instance, 
> but rather I would like to use `help.search' as I would use, say, Google 
> (and with the same rate of success...).
> but the actual `keywords' in the manpages seem insufficient and 
> `help.search' does not allow full text search in the manpages (I can 
> imagine why (1000 hits...), but without such a thing google, for 
> instance, would probably not be half as useful as it is, right?) and 
> there is no "sorting by relevance" in the `help.search' output, I think. 
> how this sorting could be achieved is a different question, of course.

You probably want RSiteSearch("keyword", restrict="functions") (or even 
without the "restrict" part).

Duncan Murdoch

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