[R] R package pdf files

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Tue Mar 9 15:52:44 CET 2010

On 09/03/2010 9:28 AM, Markus Loecher wrote:
> Dear all,
> the examples in the pdf files that are automatically built from the examples
> in package help files are poorly formatted; they frequently do not wrap to
> the next line and are cut off. While there is an easy work around by looking
> at the examples in the corresponding help files, I do wonder if there is a
> way to ensure proper line wrappiong when creating a package.

R will keep whatever formatting the package author puts in the source, 
so the author simply needs to format the source code nicely.  I imagine 
there are automatic tools to do that (e.g. in ESS or Eclipse).  Perhaps 
the manuals could say how many characters fit on a line on A4 paper. 
(North Americans get slightly more width on letter-sized paper).  It 
looks to me as though the limit is around 68 characters, though it's 
still readable if it extends into the margin a little.  I tend to set my 
margins to 70 characters.

Duncan Murdoch
> Thanks,
> Markus
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