(Fwd) [R] Web On line help and manual

Emmanuel Paradis paradis at isem.univ-montp2.fr
Mon Jan 29 16:14:44 CET 2001

At 14:16 29/01/01 +0100, Martin Maechler wrote:
>>>>>> "BDR" == Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk> writes:
>    BDR> On Mon, 29 Jan 2001, Charles Raux wrote:
>    >> Sorry my question was *not* about getting the html help pages on *my*
>    >> computer with R installed but to indicate to (distant) colleagues (and
>    >> anyone interested) a *web* online help describing the richness of R
>    >> all the contributed packages and not only the base package. Also
>    >> something that is not the 850 pages of Reference Index. Does that
>    BDR> Is what is in the FAQ not enough?  That is the only list I know of
>    BDR> which precises the contributed packages.
>You mean the same as
>  <CRAN>/src/contrib/PACKAGES.html
>e.g.  http://stat.ethz.ch/CRAN/src/contrib/PACKAGES.html
>I think this must be what Charles is looking for.
>(it still has links to the extensive reference manuals if desired).

I do not think this is what Charles meant. I think what Charles is looking
for is the file R_HOME/doc/html/function.html which is built under Windows
with the function link.html.help (i.e. a list of all functions on a single
page, not packages). Charles, if that would be so useful, why don't you
build it and put it on the Web? R is a volunteer project after all.

Emmanuel Paradis

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