[R] R help question: How can we enable useRs to contribute corrections to help files faster ?
ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Sun Feb 28 15:08:53 CET 2010
On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 8:59 AM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch at stats.uwo.ca> wrote:
> On 28/02/2010 7:19 AM, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
>> The name of the package is at the top of each help page and then
>> library(help = myPackage) would get you the maintainer info. Or in
>> place of the last step googling for CRAN myPackage would get to a page
>> like this:
>> so it could be done in two steps.
>> What would be nice would be if the R help systems HTML help page for
>> each command had a link to a local version of the above page for the
>> associated package (and perhaps the HTML Index page for the package
>> would also link to it). Then it would just be a matter of bringing up
>> the help page and clicking on the package name at the top.
> Not all of the information on that page would make sense locally. Some of
> it is there to help you decide whether to download the package, or to
> actually download it.
> The things I see that aren't available in the package index page in R-devel:
> - CRAN checks
> - download links
> - reverse dependencies
> Am I missing something? None of those seem like they'd be sensible locally.
By Index page I was referring to the page you get when you click Index
at the bottom of any HTML help file. After clicking Index you get an
HTML page that gives a clickable list of help pages for that package.
You don`t get the description of the package, the name and contact
info to the maintainer, or a link to such info. For the
helloJavaWorld package this is what you get (where I have added a star
after each link):
Hello Java World
Documentation for package ‘helloJavaWorld’ version 0.0-6
User Guides and Package Vignettes
Read overview* or browse directory*.
helloJavaWorld* Function to say hello from a Java class
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