[R] pdf package help files

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Sat Dec 18 21:44:17 CET 2010

On Dec 18, 2010, at 2:20 PM, eric wrote:

> Newbie here...just learning
> Do most packages come with pdf versions of the help files ? If yes,  
> how to I
> access the entire pdf file to be able to print it ? Is there a  
> standard
> command for that ?

There may be one but I don't know it if there is. The pdf files to  
which you refer are usually in the doc directory for each package (and  
can be found at CRAN as well). For example on my standard nstallation  
of R2.12 the pdf describing the gsubfn package is found it in:

Each OS is different but once you find the root of R's installation  
there should be "library" and package sub-directories with "doc" sub- 
sub-directories. Not all packages have such a directory. The first one  
I looked in was lattice and I could not find one.

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David Winsemius, MD
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