[R-SIG-Mac] vignettes

Denis Chabot chabotd at globetrotter.net
Thu Jan 31 19:05:05 CET 2008

Hi Simon,

Well, my reason for believing vignettes were not installed with  
packages was mostly that I often look at what is included with  
packages and rarely sees a pdf there.

And true enough, in the case of gsubfn, I did not see one. Like you,  
if I do vignette() a list shows up and a vignette is indeed listed for  
gsubfn. But if I do

Warning message:
vignette 'gsubfn' has no PDF


Denis Chabot
chabotd at globetrotter.net

Le 31 janv. 08 à 12:44, Simon Urbanek a écrit :

> Denis,
> 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)
> Cheers,
> Simon

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