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  1. Graph showing which packages impliment the same techniques

    It would be interesting to see which packages have implemented similar methods. These could then be reviewed in order to find the most efficient implementation of an algorithm, or to discover interesting ways of approaching an implimentation.

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    • 44 votes
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      • 31 votes
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        • Display links to journal publications (and books)

          Probably just scripted links to Google Scholar

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          • list of known bugs / shortcomings

            individual list for each package

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            • Link to R-help

              Link to past posts on the R-help mailing list discussing the package in question. If you've have a problem, there is always a high probability someone else has had the problem before you

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              • 15 votes
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                • 14 votes
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                    planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Admin →
                  • Text search for the site

                    Jon Baron's search engine is the most useful thing I know for finding an R function that does what you want.

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                    • Ranking of popular packages

                      The list of popular packages should take into account number of users, not just average reviews.

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                        1 comment  ·  Admin →
                      • make the main package list sortable by number of reviews, number of users, etc.

                        Where do I get a list of packages sorted by reviews or users? It's not clear from :

                        http://crantastic.org/packages?page=1

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                        • tell me what this is and why I should care.

                          I come across crantastic.org all the time when searching for R information on the web, and I always end up pushing the browser's back button because I have no idea where I am or what I'm supposed to do. I believe you guys can do a better job communicating the mission and scope of crantastic to the web surfer.

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                          • Three for packages have similar functinality and ranking

                            It would be useful when finding new software for any particular task you are new to, or do not know much about it. Easy way to follow links for more information and reviews or others may be really helpful, and my be contacting who make the review to interact

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                            • fix crantastic search

                              I used to use crantastic very frequently. It is my favorite cran interface, but search has been broken (at least for me) for weeks if not months.

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                              • 5 votes
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                                • Installed packages

                                  In addition to the I use this, have the possibility for user to upload/track their list of installed packages. This would rapidly increase the amount of information on use.

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                                  • have timeline view of changes to site

                                    Little interactive timeline with js scrolling etc, to display what's currently on the front page a little more graphically

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                                    • Ability to send message to another crantastic user

                                      We can't currently contact other crantastic users unless they chose a username revealing who they are. Email addresses of other users are not revealed.
                                      This "send message" feature would allow users to connect to other users who share common interests and opinions revealed by their reviews and votes.
                                      Users should still be able to remain anonymous if they wish.

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                                      • Don't show duplicate information in the same update.

                                        The following was a status update on CRANtastic's front page. It includes a lot of unnecessary updates involving changing votes when really all we need is the final vote the user settled on.

                                        TimJurka rated nnet with 4 stars, tree with 4 stars, nnet's documentation with 5 stars, nnet with 3 stars, tree's documentation with 5 stars, tree with 3 stars, tree with 3 stars, tree's documentation with 5 stars, tree with 4 stars, nnet's documentation with 5 stars, nnet with 5 stars, nnet's documentation with 1 stars, nnet with 1 stars, tree's documentation with 1 stars, and tree with…

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                                        • 2 votes
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