[R] R help question: How can we enable useRs to contribute corrections to help files faster ?

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Sun Feb 28 19:28:48 CET 2010

On 28/02/2010 1:23 PM, Sharpie wrote:
> Duncan Murdoch wrote:
>> Yes, I agree.  In fact, I think the whole system needs to be updated.  
>> Anyone like doing HTML design?
> If I had the time, I would raise my hand for this one-- unfortunately
> school, work and other commitments leave me with a full schedule for the
> foreseeable future.  Now that all R man pages are presented using a HTML
> server, it would be nice to overhaul the presentation.  Perhaps something
> like the output of Python's Sphinx:
>   http://docs.python.org/3.1/tutorial/
> The key elements I'm thinking of are:
>   - A sidebar with table of contents/navigation
>   - A search box

Yes, that looks like a nice design.  But it looks as though nobody has 
the time to do it.

Duncan Murdoch

> Personally, I try to put an \author{} field with an email in all of my .Rd
> files-- adding this as a requirement to R CMD check could enforce this
> behavior.  It could also break 99% of all the package builds on CRAN.
> Another way package author/maintainer emails can be quickly obtained is
> through the packageDescription() function:
>   packageDescription('packageName')$Maintainer
> -Charlie

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