[R-SIG-Mac] vignettes

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Thu Jan 31 18:44:47 CET 2008


On Jan 31, 2008, at 12:34 PM, Denis Chabot wrote:

> I find it very useful to read vignettes when they exist, but somehow
> they do not get installed when I install binaries through R app. For
> instance, today I installed gsubfn and talked with its author, Gabor.
> He told me to consult the vignette, which I did not know existed.
> Gabor told me that on Windows, any vignette existing for a package
> gets downloaded when you install the package. Would it be possible for
> R app to do the same? I think it would be very useful.

vignettes are installed along with packages (if they exist) as they  
are part of the package. I'm not sure where you are missing the  
vignette, but I get:

 > vignettes()
Vignettes in package ‘gsubfn’:

gsubfn                  gsubfn: Utilities for Strings and for Function
                         Arguments. (source, pdf)

(and it is also available via Help->Vignettes)


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