[R] HTML help -- as a single document for the entire package
hhoeflin at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 18:06:01 CEST 2016
thanks - I do have that as well. That is a good chance to clarify. The
regular help gives a *separate* page for every single function. The regular
pdf-manual gives one document for *all* functions in a package.
The nice thing about having a single html page for all functions in a
package would be that it is easily searchable in the browser, it is more
lightweight than a pdf and wouldn't be restricted by formatting based on
the notion that it has to be printable to a page on paper.
I was wondering if something like this exists ... and Duncan very quickly
answered that for me.
On Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 5:57 PM, David Winsemius <dwinsemius at comcast.net>
> > On Apr 6, 2016, at 2:37 AM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com>
> > On 06/04/2016 4:17 AM, Holger Hoefling wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> I was wondering if there was an equivalent to the pdf-manual for
> >> R-packages, but rendered as a single html page? I am looking for this
> as it
> >> would make reading easier as
> >> - no restriction to the standard paper width, but flowing to the browser
> >> window size
> >> - no page breaks
> >> - full text search across the entire manual.
> > No, there isn't.
> My somewhat different understanding may simply be a reflection of a
> different operating system (given my inferior knowledge of the R ecosystems
> to that of Duncan). I run R in the R.app GUI on a Mac and the Help menu
> dropdown choice brings up links (in browser form) to local versions of the
> documents that I thought were shipped with every new installation.
> Assuming your request is for an html version of "Writing R Extensions",
> then I get one with:
> > Duncan Murdoch
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