[Rd] barplot manpage (PR#7331)

Liaw, Andy andy_liaw at merck.com
Tue Nov 2 20:53:35 CET 2004

> From: Tony Plate
> At Tuesday 10:00 AM 11/2/2004, Dan Bolser wrote:
> >Would you mind telling me how to get at the documentation 
> source code?
> Download and unpack the source, then look for the appropriate .Rd 
> file.  For example, in my copy of the source for R-1.9.1 
> (old, don't work 
> with this!), I find 
> C:\R\R-1.9.1\src\library\graphics\man\barplot.Rd  (If 
> this is not the appropriate source file, someone please say so!)

Starting with R-2.0.0, the Windows binary installer has an option for
installing the Rd files for at least R itself (not sure about recommended
packages), I believe exactly for the purpose that users can submit suggested
> >Is there a - how to change the documentation document? ( I 
> will make one
> >if you give me some instructions....
> I don't think such a document exists, but I'm not the person 
> to help with this.

The `Writing R Extensions' manual has a section on how to write the Rd file.
I'm not sure how one would write a document that describes how to change a
Rd file...
> >I guess I can just edit a copy of the source and diff the 
> original and
> >send the diff ?
> Again, a member of R-core who might actually vet the changes 
> and put them 
> into the repository would be the appropriate one to comment on this.
> Previous topics with the subject "Help Documentation" (which 
> got filed with 
> bug report numbers 6713, 6716, and 6717) also address this 
> issue. (these 
> appeared in March 2004).

When I find typos in the documentation, I just post them to R-devel.  R Core
has been very responsive to such posts.


> -- Tony Plate
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