[R] Dates on Graphics

Thomas Lumley thomas at biostat.washington.edu
Wed Jun 7 18:41:23 CEST 2000

On Wed, 7 Jun 2000, Yves Gauvreau wrote:

> Thanks for your prompt reply.
> I just want to point something out. I already had the date package loaded
> and when I tried help(plot.date) I got "Error in help(plot.date) : No
> documentation for `plot.date'". There is no mention of it either in the
> index of the package (date) in fact it's not mentioned anywhere except in
> the source. I don't think this can be called a bug but it would be nice to
> be able to find minimal documentation on this function.

I could say that you might expect to get formatted dates when using plot()
on a date object, but in fact you are completely correct and I need to
update the documentation on the date package.

> This situation bring me to think that it would be nice to have a way to find
> information even when you don't know if it exist, some kind of searchable
> index. At this time I do this kind of search using the html search
> facilities. Is there some other way that one could this?

Some of this can be done with apropos(), but I don't think you can keyword
search from inside R. It would be nice.

Thomas Lumley
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics
University of Washington, Seattle

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