[R] creating help files
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jun 16 12:13:18 CEST 1999
> Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1999 09:47:28 +0100
> From: "Simon Bond" <bond at graylab.ac.uk>
> I'm trying to create a help file for a data set. The existing help files
> tell me I should use the prompt(data.set) command which creates an editable
> file, and then move the file to the appropriate directory. This is the output
> > prompt(charac)
> created file named charac.Rd in the current directory.
> Edit the file and move it to the appropriate directory,
> The problem is that D:\rw0640 doesn't have a subdirectory named src. Am I
> missing something implied by the forward instead of back slashes? I am
> using R 64.0 on windows NT, which I set up using binaries as opposed to
> building from source.
You do have to do this from source (under Windows, the rw06xxsp.zip
suffices). The only (simple) way you can add help for your own
function/datasets in R is to add them as a library, and a library is
intended to be installed from source.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
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