[R-SIG-Mac] finding things in R manuals

Ruth Ripley ruth at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Feb 3 12:37:55 CET 2012

I prefer Adobe reader's directory search. But I don't have the 
up-to-date set of pdf manuals on my computer. I can do an easy global 
search of the html manuals with text wrangler but I then have to read 
html. I am thinking I will have to start building my own R just to get 
the ability to build the manual pdf's.


On 03/02/2012 01:14, David Winsemius wrote:
> On Feb 2, 2012, at 2:37 PM, Ruth Ripley wrote:
>> Dear list,
>> Would it be possible to include the pdf versions of the R manuals in
>> the CRAN mac R install? I find them easier to global search than html
>> ones. (I am used to having them on Windows.)
> I generally copy the link to the html and paste them into my browser.
> The search in the default GUI-invoked help panel doesn't handle
> punctuation or revisions to searches at all well. The text get
> overwritten in the bottom entry slot and I don't think the
> search-revisions actually occur.
>> Regards,
>> Ruth
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> David Winsemius, MD
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Ruth M. Ripley,                         Email:ruth at stats.ox.ac.uk
Dept. of Statistics,                    http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ruth/
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