[Rd] Two documentation questions

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Thu Mar 5 03:03:37 CET 2009

Perhaps you could just place the output in comments.

print(5) # 5

head(BOD, 2)
#   Time demand
# 1    1    8.3
# 2    2   10.3

On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 8:38 PM, Terry Therneau <therneau at mayo.edu> wrote:
>  1. I often like to put bits of the output into the manual pages.  (We can
> have a discussion of the value of this elsewhere -- I think it is sometimes
> a good thing.)
>  In R I need to surround these with \dontrun{} for the sake of the tester,
> which is fine.  But the printed output contains
>        ## Not run
> and
>        ## End (not run)
> comments, which defeats the purpose of the lines by breaking them off from
> the their context.  How do I turn these off?  For printing \dontrun should
> be a no-op.  Or at least I should have the option of making it so -- I'm rather
> opinionated about the format of things I prepare for teaching purposes.
> You can assume medium Tex skills in answering; my book is in Latex but I
> don't create my own formats.
> 2. In the pdf for the survival package, or at least the one generated by R CMD
> check, the entries are in a random order.  Can I fix this?  It makes reading
> the document to look for errors rather challenging.  (That is, when I'm
> looking at a particular Rd file, and want to see what it turned out to be.)
>   Terry Therneau
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