[R] Re: R-0.64.0 for Win9X/WinNT

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Apr 14 21:33:06 CEST 1999

On Wed, 14 Apr 1999, Christophe Declercq wrote:

> ----------
> > De : Guido Masarotto <guido at hal.stat.unipd.it>
> > A : r-announce at stat.math.ethz.ch
> > Objet : R-0.64.0 for Win9X/WinNT 
> > Date : mardi 13 avril 1999 10:08
> > 
> > 
> > Windows binaries and source at CRAN (binaries/windows/Windows-NT/base) 
> > have been updated to R-0.64.0.
> Thank you very much Guido and Brian!
> On my machine (with MikTeX installed), I use as helpPRINT.bat (building on
> the proposed example):
> @echo off
> pdflatex \nonstopmode\input{%1}
> start %1.pdf
> rm %1.tex %1.aux %1.log
> exit
> to get help pages in Acrobat Reader and it works fine, but only after I put
> the Rd.sty latex package (from CRAN) in the rw0640\bin directory and, in
> the same directory, a Rhelp.cfg file with the command \usepackage{Rd}.

It should include Rd.sty automatically. The problem is that the file


is missing from the binary distribution. If you put it there this should 
work without any files in the bin directory.

Apologies: of course I have never checked the final distribution, and this
works on a source build.  I wondered if anyone would ever use this,
so am actually pleased to find a bug report!

BTW, using PDF format for help files is one of the ideas under debate.
Another is to provide Windows-style help files.


Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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