Watch your spelling!

Kurt Hornik, Duncan Murdoch

Publikation: Wissenschaftliche FachzeitschriftOriginalbeitrag in FachzeitschriftBegutachtung

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Abstract

We discuss the facilities in base R for spell checking via Aspell, Hunspell or Ispell, which are useful in particular for conveniently
checking the spelling of natural language texts in package Rd files and vignettes. Spell checking
performance is illustrated using the Rd files in package stats. This example clearly indicates the need for a domain-specific statistical dictionary.
We analyze the results of spell checking all Rd files in all CRAN packages and show how these can be employed for building such a dictionary.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
Seiten (von - bis)22 - 28
FachzeitschriftThe R Journal
Jahrgang3
Ausgabenummer2
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 1 Feb. 2011

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