The R Utils Package


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utils-package The R Utils Package

-- A --

adist Approximate String Distances
alarm Alert the User
apropos Find Objects by (Partial) Name
aregexec Approximate String Match Positions
argsAnywhere Retrieve an R Object, Including from a Namespace
as.character.person Persons
as.person Persons
as.personList Persons
as.relistable Allow Re-Listing an unlist()ed Object
as.roman Roman Numerals
asDateBuilt Package Description
askYesNo Ask a Yes/No Question
aspell Spell Check Interface
aspell-utils Spell Check Utilities
aspell_package_C_files Spell Check Utilities
aspell_package_Rd_files Spell Check Utilities
aspell_package_R_files Spell Check Utilities
aspell_package_vignettes Spell Check Utilities
aspell_write_personal_dictionary_file Spell Check Utilities
assignInMyNamespace Utility Functions for Developing Namespaces
assignInNamespace Utility Functions for Developing Namespaces
available.packages List Available Packages at CRAN-like Repositories

-- B --

BATCH Batch Execution of R
bibentry Bibliography Entries
browseEnv Browse Objects in Environment
browseURL Load URL into an HTML Browser
browseVignettes List Vignettes in an HTML Browser
bug.report Send a Bug Report
build Utilities for Building and Checking Add-on Packages

-- C --

c.person Persons
capture.output Send Output to a Character String or File
changedFiles Detect which Files Have Changed
check Utilities for Building and Checking Add-on Packages
checkCRAN Managing Repository Mirrors
chooseBioCmirror Select a Bioconductor Mirror
chooseCRANmirror Select a CRAN Mirror
CITATION Citing R and R Packages in Publications
citation Citing R and R Packages in Publications
cite Cite a Bibliography Entry
citeNatbib Cite a Bibliography Entry
citEntry Bibliography Entries (Older Interface)
citFooter Bibliography Entries (Older Interface)
citHeader Bibliography Entries (Older Interface)
close.socket Close a Socket
close.txtProgressBar Text Progress Bar
combn Generate All Combinations of n Elements, Taken m at a Time
compareVersion Compare Two Package Version Numbers
COMPILE Compile Files for Use with R
completion A Completion Generator for R
contrib.url Find Appropriate Paths in CRAN-like Repositories
count.fields Count the Number of Fields per Line
create.post Ancillary Function for Preparing Emails and Postings

-- D --

data Data Sets
data.entry Spreadsheet Interface for Entering Data
dataentry Spreadsheet Interface for Entering Data
de Spreadsheet Interface for Entering Data
debugcall Debug a Call
debugger Post-Mortem Debugging
demo Demonstrations of R Functionality
download.file Download File from the Internet
download.packages Download Packages from CRAN-like Repositories
dump.frames Post-Mortem Debugging

-- E --

edit Invoke a Text Editor
edit.data.frame Edit Data Frames and Matrices
edit.vignette View, List or Get R Source of Package Vignettes
emacs Invoke a Text Editor
example Run an Examples Section from the Online Help

-- F --

file.edit Edit One or More Files
fileSnapshot Detect which Files Have Changed
file_test Shell-style Tests on Files
find Find Objects by (Partial) Name
findLineNum Find the Location of a Line of Source Code, or Set a Breakpoint There
fix Fix an Object
fixInNamespace Utility Functions for Developing Namespaces
flush.console Flush Output to a Console
format.bibentry Bibliography Entries
format.citation Bibliography Entries
format.object_size Report the Space Allocated for an Object
format.person Persons
formatOL Format Unordered and Ordered Lists
formatUL Format Unordered and Ordered Lists

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getAnywhere Retrieve an R Object, Including from a Namespace
getBioCmirrors Select a Bioconductor Mirror
getCRANmirrors Select a CRAN Mirror
getFromNamespace Utility Functions for Developing Namespaces
getParseData Get Detailed Parse Information from Object
getParseText Get Detailed Parse Information from Object
getS3method Get an S3 Method
getSrcDirectory Source Reference Utilities
getSrcFilename Source Reference Utilities
getSrcLocation Source Reference Utilities
getSrcref Source Reference Utilities
getTxtProgressBar Text Progress Bar
glob2rx Change Wildcard or Globbing Pattern into Regular Expression
globalVariables Declarations Used in Checking a Package

-- H --

hasName Check for Name
head Return the First or Last Part of an Object
help Documentation
help.request Send a Post to R-help
help.search Search the Help System
help.start Hypertext Documentation
history Load or Save or Display the Commands History
hsearch_db Help Search Utilities
hsearch_db_concepts Help Search Utilities
hsearch_db_keywords Help Search Utilities

-- I --

INSTALL Install Add-on Packages
install.packages Install Packages from Repositories or Local Files
installed.packages Find Installed Packages
is.relistable Allow Re-Listing an unlist()ed Object
isS3method Is 'method' the Name of an S3 Method?
isS3stdGeneric Check if a Function Acts as an S3 Generic

-- L --

limitedLabels Browsing after an Error
LINK Create Executable Programs
loadhistory Load or Save or Display the Commands History
localeToCharset Select a Suitable Encoding Name from a Locale Name
ls.str List Objects and their Structure
lsf.str List Objects and their Structure

-- M --

maintainer Show Package Maintainer
make.packages.html Update HTML Package List
make.socket Create a Socket Connection
memory.size Report on Memory Allocation
menu Menu Interaction Function
methods List Methods for S3 Generic Functions or Classes
mirror2html Managing Repository Mirrors
mirrorAdmin Managing Repository Mirrors
modifyList Recursively Modify Elements of a List

-- N --

new.packages Compare Installed Packages with CRAN-like Repositories
news Build and Query R or Package News Information
nsl Look up the IP Address by Hostname

-- O --

object.size Report the Space Allocated for an Object
old.packages Compare Installed Packages with CRAN-like Repositories

-- P --

package.skeleton Create a Skeleton for a New Source Package
packageDate Package Description
packageDescription Package Description
packageName Find Package Associated with an Environment
packageStatus Package Management Tools
packageVersion Package Description
page Invoke a Pager on an R Object
person Persons
personList Persons
pico Invoke a Text Editor
print.bibentry Bibliography Entries
print.Bibtex Converting R Objects to BibTeX or LaTeX
print.browseVignettes List Vignettes in an HTML Browser
print.changedFiles Detect which Files Have Changed
print.citation Bibliography Entries
print.getAnywhere Retrieve an R Object, Including from a Namespace
print.hsearch Search the Help System
print.Latex Converting R Objects to BibTeX or LaTeX
print.ls_str List Objects and their Structure
print.MethodsFunction List Methods for S3 Generic Functions or Classes
print.news_db Build and Query R or Package News Information
print.object_size Report the Space Allocated for an Object
print.packageDescription Package Description
print.packageIQR Data Sets
print.packageStatus Package Management Tools
print.person Persons
print.sessionInfo Collect Information About the Current R Session
print.socket Create a Socket Connection
print.vignette View, List or Get R Source of Package Vignettes
process.events Trigger Event Handling
prompt Produce Prototype of an R Documentation File
promptData Generate Outline Documentation for a Data Set
promptImport Produce Prototype of an R Documentation File
promptPackage Generate a Shell for Documentation of a Package

-- Q --

Question Documentation Shortcuts

-- R --

rc.settings A Completion Generator for R
rcompgen A Completion Generator for R
read.DIF Data Input from Spreadsheet
read.fortran Read Fixed-Format Data in a Fortran-like Style
read.fwf Read Fixed Width Format Files
read.socket Read from or Write to a Socket
read.table Data Input
readCitationFile Citing R and R Packages in Publications
recover Browsing after an Error
relist Allow Re-Listing an unlist()ed Object
REMOVE Remove Add-on Packages
remove.packages Remove Installed Packages
removeSource Remove Stored Source from a Function
RHOME R Home Directory
Rprof Enable Profiling of R's Execution
Rprofmem Enable Profiling of R's Memory Use
Rscript Scripting Front-End for R
RShowDoc Show R Manuals and Other Documentation
RSiteSearch Search for Key Words or Phrases in Documentation
rtags An Etags-like Tagging Utility for R
Rtangle R Driver for Stangle
RtangleSetup R Driver for Stangle
RweaveLatex R/LaTeX Driver for Sweave
RweaveLatexSetup R/LaTeX Driver for Sweave
R_AVAILABLE_PACKAGES_CACHE_CONTROL_MAX_AGE List Available Packages at CRAN-like Repositories
R_INSTALL_TAR Install Add-on Packages

-- S --

savehistory Load or Save or Display the Commands History
select.list Select Items from a List
sessionInfo Collect Information About the Current R Session
setBreakpoint Find the Location of a Line of Source Code, or Set a Breakpoint There
setRepositories Select Package Repositories
setTxtProgressBar Text Progress Bar
SHLIB Build Shared Object/DLL for Dynamic Loading
sort.bibentry Bibliography Entries
stack Stack or Unstack Vectors from a Data Frame or List
Stangle Automatic Generation of Reports
str Compactly Display the Structure of an Arbitrary R Object
strcapture Capture String Tokens into a data.frame
strOptions Compactly Display the Structure of an Arbitrary R Object
summary.packageStatus Package Management Tools
summaryRprof Summarise Output of R Sampling Profiler
suppressForeignCheck Declarations Used in Checking a Package
Sweave Automatic Generation of Reports
SweaveSyntaxLatex Automatic Generation of Reports
SweaveSyntaxNoweb Automatic Generation of Reports
SweaveSyntConv Convert Sweave Syntax

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tail Return the First or Last Part of an Object
tar Create a Tar Archive
timestamp Load or Save or Display the Commands History
toBibtex Converting R Objects to BibTeX or LaTeX
toBibtex.person Persons
toLatex Converting R Objects to BibTeX or LaTeX
toLatex.sessionInfo Collect Information About the Current R Session
txtProgressBar Text Progress Bar
type.convert Convert Data to Appropriate Type
type.convert.default Convert Data to Appropriate Type

-- U --

undebugcall Debug a Call
unlist.relistable Allow Re-Listing an unlist()ed Object
unstack Stack or Unstack Vectors from a Data Frame or List
untar Extract or List Tar Archives
unzip Extract or List Zip Archives
update.packages Compare Installed Packages with CRAN-like Repositories
update.packageStatus Package Management Tools
upgrade.packageStatus Package Management Tools
url.show Display a Text URL
URLdecode Encode or Decode a (partial) URL
URLencode Encode or Decode a (partial) URL
utils The R Utils Package
utils-deprecated Deprecated Functions in Package 'utils'

-- V --

vi Invoke a Text Editor
View Invoke a Data Viewer
vignette View, List or Get R Source of Package Vignettes
vignettes View, List or Get R Source of Package Vignettes

-- W --

write.socket Read from or Write to a Socket
write.table Data Output
wsbrowser Browse Objects in Environment

-- X --

xedit Invoke a Text Editor
xemacs Invoke a Text Editor

-- Z --

zip Create Zip Archives

-- misc --

$.person Persons
.DollarNames A Completion Generator for R
.romans Roman Numerals
.S3methods List Methods for S3 Generic Functions or Classes
? Documentation Shortcuts
?? Search the Help System
[.getAnywhere Retrieve an R Object, Including from a Namespace
[.person Persons