[Rd] overly long lines in pdf output of manual from package
John C Nash
nashjc at uottawa.ca
Wed Nov 2 21:45:42 CET 2011
Thanks for quick reply.
To help others I'll put in short comments in edited thread.
On 11/02/2011 03:54 PM, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> 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).
>> 1) How do I adjust the DESCRIPTION file to avoid too long a line. I can add \cr elements to the Rd...
> Wrap lines? And is this R 2.14.0, as the issues are easier with the fonts used there?
R 2.14.0 -- installed from M Rutter repository today. I don't know why it wraps sometimes
and not others, but have occasionally seen similar over-long lines with other TEX files
with the TeXlive I'm using, even with the texlive-fonts-extra installed.
>> 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.
Thanks. I would not have found that! Hence example lines would be
Depends: pkg1, pkg2, pkg3,
pkg4, pkg5, pkg6.
i.e., spaces on second line.
>> 3) To avoid running the whole of R CMD check ...
> R CMD R2pdf on a package source directory is what R CMD check uses.
When in directory just above that with optimx package in it:
R CMD Rd2pdf optimx
works quickly and well. Note Rd2pdf not R2pdf (I only noticed just now). I had
misunderstood the Rd2pdf manual about directories. My bad.
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