[Rd] overly long lines in pdf output of manual from package
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Nov 2 20:54:37 CET 2011
On Wed, 2 Nov 2011, John C Nash wrote:
> In re-factoring my optimx package, I'm finding that the pdf output has some lines that are
> outside the margins (and there are warnings in R CMD check optimx). Clearly I can fix this
> by editing the tex file that is generated, but the build infrastructure would still get
> things wrong in automatic processing. So that gives rise to 3 questions:
> 1) How do I adjust the DESCRIPTION file to avoid too long a line (optimx uses a lot of
> other packages). I can add \cr elements to the Rd files to control those lines, but
> DESCRIPTION doesn't allow this.
Wrap lines? And is this R 2.14.0, as the issues are easier with
the fonts used there?
> 2) Is there an option control that does the job? I've not found one
> in searching, but could easily have chosen poor search terms.
R has ways to reformat description files. See ?write.dcf.
> 3) To avoid running the whole of R CMD check to rebuild the manual,
> do I need to dig into R CMD check to find the bits that just build
> the manual, or is there an option to Rd2pdf to do this? I've found
> how to process a list of files with Rd2pdf, but need to add the
> DESCRIPTION stuff.
R CMD R2pdf on a package source directory is what R CMD check uses.
> John Nash
> R-devel at r-project.org mailing list
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