R documentation and R manuals from GitHub and Bioconductor on Rdocumentation

As of today, you can search Rdocumentation not only for CRAN packages, but also for the R documentation and R manuals available on GitHub and Bioconductor. This is our largest update yet, and brings us one step closer to creating  a central place for all R documentation related info and questions.

Today, the rise of alternatives to CRAN package management system (Bioconductor, GitHub, ...) can make finding and installing packages tedious. Documentation for CRAN packages is on cran.r-project.org, documentation for Bioconductor packages is on bioconductor.org, etc.

In addition, there is the current tendency of package developers to no longer (immediately) release their packages on CRAN, but to make use of GitHub. Just think of well-known packages such as ggvis and slidify that are only available on GitHub.  While the most popular GitHub R packages are passed on by word of mouth,  many good packages that are not on CRAN remain relatively unknown. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to have an overview of all these packages that remain obscure in their GitHub repositories?R documentation and R manualsWith this latest update, we aim to address these problems. Rdocumentation now supports automatic adding and updating of R documentation and R manuals from both Bioconductor and GitHub, making us effectively the first R documentation aggregator that combines these sources into one searchable website.If you have other suggestions, feel free to contact us via info@datacamp.com.

Get Access To All Courses

Join now and become a full-fledged Data Scientist!

Join Now

Check Out Intermediate R

Intermediate R Start Course

Up Next

R Tutorial by DrivenData & DataCamp: Data Mining the Water Table

by Weston Stearns

Interested in starting to put your data science skills to work in order to solve some of the world's biggest social challenges? DrivenData provides that opportunity by hosting challenges where data scientists compete to come up with the best statistical model for difficult predictive problems that make a difference. In this... Read More

Intro to Statistics with R Series

by Martijn Theuwissen

We are proud to announce we have made some huge updates to our Intro to Statistics with R series. Over 100 challenges and more than 30 videos are redesigned from scratch. Our intro to statistics with R courses have always been some of our most popular. Over 30,000 (!) students... Read More


Comments

No comments yet. Be the first to respond!