[R] Package docs for CRAN

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Sun Apr 30 16:11:52 CEST 2006

If your package is called mypkg you could create a mypkg-package.Rd
file.  e.g.

library(help = dyn) # note that mypkg-package is listed
?"dyn-package"   # same

and you could add one or more vignettes, e.g.

library(help = zoo) # note that the 2 vignettes are listed at end

On 4/30/06, William Asquith <wasquith at austin.rr.com> wrote:
> CRAN et al.,
> I would like to add an extented introduction or other arbitrary
> sections to my package lmomco.
> I have been shipping inst/doc/Introduction.Rd. I would like to have
> this content inserted to the front of the PDF build for the CRAN. The
> R-exts.pdf seems to be a little silent on this subject? For my
> purposes, I have been doing this
> R CMD Rd2dvi --pdf --title="lmomco---version X" inst/doc/
> Introduction.Rd man/*.Rd
> but I don't get the correct header (description) or the index built
> as seen in the lmomco.pdf from the CRAN.
> Further, is there any point in shipping a complete PDF build of the
> docs as in inst/doc/lmomco.pdf?
> Please advise on best practices for building the best docs that I
> can. . .
> William
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