[R] No "doc" directory in my installation of R.
jwd @end|ng |rom @urewe@t@net
Sun Aug 8 21:43:44 CEST 2021
On Sat, 7 Aug 2021 20:26:13 -0700 (PDT)
Jeff Newmiller <jdnewmil using dcn.davis.ca.us> wrote:
Documentation on most Linux systems, regardless of release, is commonly
located under the /usr/share directory. For R that is
/usr/share/doc/R. There is also a "man" entry for R. The rstudio help
list might be able to help more than this list.
> R documentation on my Ubuntu 20.20 is in /usr/share/R/doc.
> I see no doc directories in the locations you mention using
> locate /doc/
> Maybe you should be asking on R-sig-debian, perhaps with less noise
> about RStudio?
> On Sun, 8 Aug 2021, Rolf Turner wrote:
> > Should/shouldn't there be one?
> > My R seems to be installed in /usr/lib/R. If do an "ls" of this
> > directory, I get:
> >> bin/ COPYING@ etc/ lib/ library/ modules/
> >> site-library/ SVN-REVISION
> > Definitely no "doc".
> > The (only) reason that I am concerned about this, is that I have
> > decided to experiment a bit with Rstudio, and it apparently wants a
> > "doc" directory. When I try to start Rstudio I get a pop-up window
> > with the error message
> >> R doc dir (/usr/local/lib64/R/doc) not found.
> > Note that /usr/local/lib64/R is a symbolic link to /usr/lib/R.
> > The latter is where my installation put R; the former seems to be
> > where Rstudio wants it to. So I created the symbolic link.
> > The discrepancy between locations is another puzzle/worry.
> > My installation comes from a pre-built binary ("sudo apt install
> > r-base"). I apparently have the latest version. I remark that I am
> > running Ubuntu 20.04 with a Mate 1.20.4 desktop.
> > How can I get a "doc" directory into my R directory and make Rstudio
> > happy?
> > cheers,
> > Rolf Turner
> > P.S. I have also tried to ask about this on the Rstudio community
> > forum, but it seems to me to more of an R question than an Rstudio
> > one.
> > R. T.
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