Quotation Hornik, Kurt, Murdoch, Duncan. 2011. Watch your spelling!. The R Journal 3 (2): 22-28.


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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.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal The R Journal
Citation Index SCI
Language English
Title Watch your spelling!
Volume 3
Number 2
Year 2011
Page from 22
Page to 28
URL http://journal.r-project.org/archive/2011-2/RJournal_2011-2_Hornik+Murdoch.pdf

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Murdoch, Duncan
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Institute for Statistics and Mathematics IN (Details)
Research Institute for Computational Methods FI (Details)
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