[Rd] finding vignettes for new users...
29 Apr 2002 22:27:30 -0700
>>>>> "kurt" == Kurt Hornik <email@example.com> writes:
>>>>> A J Rossini writes:
>> What would be the best way to point new users to the PDF vignette
>> file? (it would be just jolly if library(vignette=packagename) fired
>> up acrobat reader :-).
kurt> The current procedure is that
kurt> help(package = "FOO")
kurt> library(help = "FOO")
kurt> points you to the vignettes in package FOO (provided that there are
kurt> some). How to actually view them is something we need to carefully
kurt> consider: e.g., an alternative would be to integrate viewing pdf into
kurt> our current HTML help system. I am not saying that this is a good idea
kurt> though as I think we want to move to something that can render HTML and
kurt> be controlled from R.
I'm more fond of the Unix way -- schlep the docs off to an appropriate
viewer. (acroread, gv, or xpdf for Unix -- not sure what is
appropriate for Windows or Macs).
However, I'm being slow as usual -- of course most HTML browsers
"support" PDF viewers (as plugins or otherwise).
I can at least code that for local or restricted use. Thanks, Kurt...
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