[R] HTML-documentaion on NT

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Feb 25 17:23:20 CET 1999

On Thu, 25 Feb 1999, Friedrich Leisch wrote:

> >>>>> On Thu, 25 Feb 1999 10:00:02 +0000,
> >>>>> Bendix Carstensen (BC) wrote:
> BC> Once you hae in stalled Guido's NT port of R it
> BC> is nice and easy to install the add-on packages too.
> BC> However, it would be nice to have links to the documentation
> BC> of the functions in all the packages from the "All Installed
> BC> Functions" html-page, and not have to go through each of
> BC> the packages.
> BC> Is there a utility somewhere to do this?
> On Windows: currently no.

Yes, but you need the source or source-package distribution, and PERL.
The cd RHOME\src\gnuwin32\help  and make indices.  The re-makes
packages.html and functions.html.  You can re-make packages.html
from R too -- see the readme for the function name.

> [On Unix the page gets rebuilt every time you install a package to
> RHOME/library] 

Ditto, on Windows, but only if you build from source (and that is
true for Unix too, AFAIK).

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