[R] How to show Vignettes download link on CRAN package page

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Jan 11 19:56:00 CET 2014

On 11/01/2014 17:29, Hai Qian wrote:
> Hi,
> This question might be stupid, but I cannot find the answer anywhere.
> Some packages, like RUnit (
> http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/RUnit/index.html) has a "Vignettes:"
> download link on that CRAN page.
> However, my package PivotalR (
> http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/PivotalR/) does not have such a
> download link, although PivotalR does have a vignette pdf file located in
> inst/doc.
> My question is: How to show such a vignette link for the vignette pdf file?

You need to have a vignette!   See 'Writing R Extensions' for what a 
vignette is: calling it pivolatr-vignette.pdf does not make it a vignette.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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