[Bioc-devel] [BioC] More than one package document with the same name

Michael Love michaelisaiahlove at gmail.com
Wed Aug 6 20:14:13 CEST 2014

(copying over to bioc-devel). I do appreciate the very few keystrokes
it takes to do, e.g.


of course I can find them all with browseVignettes('affy') and
sometimes the above is not the right name, but I like that the primary
documentation is so close at hand. this is slightly more of a pain:


On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 2:03 PM, Julian Gehring <julian.gehring at embl.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> For the BiocCheck of the vignette name, one could also check that the
> vignette file name is not 'package.[Rnw|Rmd]'.  This would give more
> flexibility, and avoid a fixed naming scheme.
> Since the issue affects all R packages - bioc or not -, I still think it is
> worth trying to address this at the R level.
> Best wishes
> Julian
> On 05.08.2014 10:36, Dan Tenenbaum wrote:
>> I'm not sure this is true. The vignette can be named whatever the package
>> author wants, as long as it has the appropriate file extension.
>> So BiocCheck could suggest that it be named package-vignette.Rnw instead
>> of package.Rnw.
>> And the compiled (PDF) reference manual doesn't exist in a source package.
>> So (this is probably better than my previous suggestion) BioC could rename
>> the compiled manuals on the package landing pages to be (e.g.)
>> package-manual.pdf instead of package.pdf.
>> Dan
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