[Rd] How to document man/*.Rd pages with images?

Hadley Wickham hadley at rice.edu
Wed May 11 21:48:03 CEST 2011

> I¹m trying to figure out how to put images into my package¹s help
> documentation. I¹ve gotten to the point where I can put the images in the
> /inst/doc/ directory. I have also gotten to the point where I have package
> checks without any warnings. I couldn¹t find the terms ³picture,² ³image,²
> or ³graphic² in a text search within the Writing R Extensions: 2 Writing R
> documentation files

I think you're asking the wrong question.  You should be asking: "Can
I include images in help files?".  As far as I know, the answer is no.

You might be able to do it for specific output formats.  See


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