# Finding functions in R

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When looking for functions whose exact name is unknown

# Functions related to “shrinkage” methods

help.search(“shrinkage”)

Package `sos`

does a great job in finding functions

install.packages(“sos”)

library(sos)

shrinkageResults <- findFn("shrinkage", maxPages = 1)

shrinkageResults

# This opens a webpage in your browser with the results

The table in the webpage created above have sortable columns.

# Sort on creation data of resultant packages

summaryObj <- summary(shrinkageResults)

pkgTable <- summaryObj$PackageSummary

pkgTable <- pkgTable[order(pkgTable$Date,decreasing=T),]

Many more R specific search options here

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