[Bioc-devel] question regarding man pages

Kasper Daniel Hansen kasperdanielhansen at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 02:20:11 CET 2016

You only need to document functions which are exported in the NAMESPACE
file.  R CMD check will clearly warn about missing documentation.  I don't
know how to deal with this in Rstudio.


On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 5:44 PM, Krithika Bhuvaneshwar <kb472 at georgetown.edu>

> Hello,
> We are working on our first  Bioconductor package and have a question
> regarding man pages for helper functions
> We have several .R files which are all helper functions.
> 1)  I am using RStudio for package development, and it creates .Rd
> files for all my .R files including helper files.
> Do the helper .R files need man pages (i.e. .Rd files) ? IF NOT, can
> you tell me how to prevent RStudio from creating these files ?
> 2) If the answer to the above question is YES, then:
> I'm not sure how to come up with working examples for the man pages in
> these helper files. They are called in the middle of my code, and it
> would be hard to provide an example for all these helper functions.
> Any advise or tips for this ?
> Besides, Since these helper functions are not "Exported" in the
> Namespace, the end user will not see these helper functions. So are
> examples necessary ?
> Thanks,
> --Krithika
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