[Bioc-devel] Alphabetical index of man pages: how?

Martin Morgan martin.morgan at roswellpark.org
Wed Jun 15 13:41:08 CEST 2016

On 06/15/2016 05:32 AM, Rue-Albrecht, Kevin C wrote:
> Hi all,
> I think my previous email didn’t get through because of screenshots
> paste in the email.
> Apologies for the relatively basic question, but… can anyone tell me
> how to produce the alphabetical index of man pages that appears in
> RStudio when clicking the package name in the package panel? For
> example, take the Biobase package; in RStudio, go to the “Packages”
> panel, click on “Biobase”. You will see “A B C D … misc” links
> between the section title “Help Pages” and the list of man pages.
> What I am trying to achieve is to display those links, and display
> the man pages by groups starting with the same letter. All I get when
> I build and reload the package is a list of help pages without the
> alphabetical links.
> I have looked at the source of the Biobase on GitHub and the “Writing
> R extensions” page, but I don’t see any instruction in either the man
> pages or the metafiles that seems to produce this index.

I don't know! It's not Rstudio, but R itself. I think it's hard-coded 
into R and based on the number of entries, specifically at



> Many thanks! Kevin
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