[Bioc-devel] question regarding man pages

Kasper Daniel Hansen kasperdanielhansen at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 02:21:14 CET 2016

Btw. a common (but not required) convention is that unexported helper
functions start with .  Personally I find that helpful.

On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 8:20 PM, Kasper Daniel Hansen <
kasperdanielhansen at gmail.com> wrote:

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