R-beta: Corrections to documentation
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Mon May 11 17:38:01 CEST 1998
>>>>> "Jim" == Jim Lemon <bitwrit at ozemail.com.au> writes:
Jim> Thanks to Peter Dalgaard's message, I learned a bit more about the
Jim> 'par' function and rewrote my HTML help file accordingly.
Jim> Is it appropriate to submit such changes somewhere
Jim> to improve the documentation?
The appropriate place might be simply the R-devel mailing list, unless your
changes are really big. In that case, you could offer an FTP / HTTP
address where one could get your fix (as *.tar.gz file, if possible).
However, note that you should not edit HTML files which are not the source,
but rather the corresponding *.Rd files,
from which the HTML, LaTeX, and [nt]roff files are produced automatically.
Jim> I would also be willing to write some missing documentation as well.
Thank you in advance.
For that and the above (editing an *.Rd file), you probably should read
current "Appendix A", entitled, ``Writing R documentation''
from RHOME/doc/manual/Man.dvi (assuming that you got so far...).
For the work you have already done on HTML,
and if you don't have the will to redo in *.Rd,
you can e-mail the output of
diff -c file-old.html file-new.html
to either R-devel or just to me.
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