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If you have misplaced the exact name of a function that you want to use, the
apropos function might help you. The command:
returns the names of objects on the search list that contain the string “med”.
returns the names of objects on the search list that begin with the string “med”.
Suppose that you want to “combine” objects, but you don’t know what function to use to perform your particular task. You might be able to find the right function with:
That command is really a shortcut for:
It searches through pieces of the help files of the packages that are installed on your machine.
This section assumes that you are connected to the internet.
If you are looking for functionality beyond your current installation or looking for something other than functionality, then from within R you can use the
The same idea as
RSiteSearch but better in many people’s eyes is the
A great search tool of the R world is Rseek:
If there is a CRAN task view for your domain of interest or for the task in front of you, then by all means explore it.
Remember that the
search function tells you the items that are on the search list for the current session. It is not for doing searches.
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