[Rd] Microsoft help files

Liaw, Andy andy_liaw at merck.com
Wed Oct 26 18:13:55 CEST 2005

> From: Hin-Tak Leung
> Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> > I wonder if the software here:
> > 
> > http://morte.jedrea.com/~jedwin/projects/chmlib/
> > 
> > or at any of the links on that page might allow elimination of the
> > need for separately downloading the Microsoft Help compiler --
> > which is just one more task that one must perform to get
> > up and running to build your own R packages on Windows.
> Actually, why does one need to depend on the Microsoft Help
> compiler? The windows build of GNU makeinfo can generate MS
> *.hlp file directly. That's more "native" MS windows than CHM
> files.
> Hin-Tak Leung

Personally my order of preference is

  CHM > plain text > HLP

Isn't it true that even MS is moving away from HLP?


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