[R] Defective help pages
pcd at roxygen.org
Wed Feb 24 21:34:22 CET 2010
I'm trying to diagnose a bizarre problem in which the help files
invoked from R are partially defective. help(), for instance, is
missing the Description, Arguments and See Also sections; as are help
files for other commands (see below).
I've built 2.8.1, 2.10.1 and HEAD with the same results; do I need to
set an environment or configuration variable?
help package:utils R Documentation
help(topic, package = NULL, lib.loc = NULL,
verbose = getOption("verbose"),
try.all.packages = getOption("help.try.all.packages"),
help_type = getOption("help_type"))
The following types of help are available:
* Plain text help
Becker, R. A., Chambers, J. M. and Wilks, A. R. (1988) _The New S
Language_. Wadsworth & Brooks/Cole.
help(help) # the same
help("for") # or ?"for", but quotes/backticks are
help(package="splines") # get help even when package is not
topi <- "women"
try(help("bs", try.all.packages=FALSE)) # reports not found (an
help("bs", try.all.packages=TRUE) # reports can be found
# in package 'splines'
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