[Rd] R html help system [Was: How to document man/*.Rd pages with images?]
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Mon May 16 23:23:28 CEST 2011
On 11-05-16 11:15 AM, Sean Robert McGuffee wrote:
> On 5/13/11 8:20 PM, "Simon Urbanek"<simon.urbanek at r-project.org> wrote:
>> On May 13, 2011, at 7:08 PM, Sean Robert McGuffee wrote:
>>> In the satus quo, I can see how the choice of which pages to look at is
>>> dynamic if more than one comes up on a search, but it seems inefficient to me
>>> to have the page itself be dynamic. I think it would be a good idea if
>>> package authors could at least have an option to have their help pages
>>> produced as files either way.
>> That decision is left to the user - you can use --html to generate html pages.
> This is appealing to me, but I can't seem to find any info about it. Maybe
> having the "--" part of the "--help" is throwing off my searches. I couldn't
> find "--help" when I searched R's help. If my package is named MyPackage,
> how would a user generate the html pages from it with "--html"?
I guess by "user" Simon meant the person who installed the package
(--html is an option to R CMD INSTALL), which AFAICT is not necessarily
the same as the user. In any case, it seems that this is not in the
hands of the package author.
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