searcher package (CRAN,
GitHub) provides a search interface to look up terms on popular websites
such as ‘Google’, ‘Bing’, ‘DuckDuckGo’, ‘ixquick’, ‘StackOverflow’, ‘GitHub’,
and ‘BitBucket’. Upon calling a
search_*() function, a browser window will open
with the search results for the query.
This release brings API parity by ensuring all search functions have the
rlang flag turned on by default to guarantee R-specific results. Previously,
the main search engine functions lacked the
rlang flag and could potential
retrieve odd search results. Based on searched trends for
r programming, and
r language acquired from Google Trends,
the main search engine functions affix
r programming when
rlang = TRUE.
To improve your search query further, it has been suggested to use:
"r how to do <x>"
"r how to remove legends in ggplot"
- This is a baseline search query.
"<package name> <problem>"
"ggplot2 fix x-axis labels."
- If the package is R-specific, it may help dropping
rand instead focusing on the package name at the start of the query.
"r <package-name> <problem> <year> site:<specific-site>
"r ggplot2 center graph title 2018 site:stackoverflow.com
- By specifying the package name, a year, and target site the “freshest”
solution will likely be found.
searcher news file entry for version 0.0.3 (2018-07-04)
searcher 0.0.3 - “Finding R”
- Added a new search portal
search_ixquick(): Searches with ixquick. (#8, #6)
r programmingto major search engines by default (#11, #10)
ixquickas a valid engine to
search_site(). (#8, #6)
- Included link to repository and bug tracker to