[Rd] faqs

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Thu Nov 15 02:53:17 CET 2007

Another possibility is to just place it at the end of the vignette.
That is where it is in the proto package:


Package documentation is already quite scattered and adding
a faq() command would add just one more thing one has
to do.  Here are some places one might look already for

library(help = mypackage)
home page
NEWS file
svn log

I personally would give a much higher priority to a standardized
place to find change information.  Some packages provide it.
Some don't which is very frustrating since you see a new version
and have no idea what has changed.  If they do document it you
often have to download the source just to get at the change information.

On Nov 14, 2007 8:22 PM, roger koenker <roger at ysidro.econ.uiuc.edu> wrote:
> An extremely modest proposal:
> It would be nice if packages could have a FAQ and if
>        faq(package.name)
> would produce this faq.  And if, by default
>        faq()
>        FAQ()
> would produce the admirable R faq...  Apologies in advance
> if there is already a mechanism like this, but help.search()
> didn't reveal anything.
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