R-alpha: S-help (and S-help-to-R-help)

Kurt Hornik Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at
Thu, 22 May 1997 18:26:35 +0200

>>>>> Thomas Lumley writes:

>> Why do you need it?
>> Thomas Lumley has posted a nice 'S-help-to-Rhelp' script on the R-testers list
>> on  Tue, 24 Sep 1996 08:53:34 -0700 (PDT).
>> It contains quite a bit of implicit documentation on the S-help format.
>> I've been using it a few times  more or less successfully.
>> YES:	This should come in the  $RHOME/etc/ directory !
>> - Martin

> Largely because it isn't a very nice script.  The output is tolerable but
> not great -- for example it doesn't use some of the proper R headings for
> sections and it doesn't hyperlink the SEE ALSO section. These problems
> don't really show up in the help() output but are more obvious in HTML. 

> Someone (eg me in about a month from now if someone else hasn't done it
> first) needs to work on improving it.  I suspect Kurt or his minions are
> planning exactly that :-).

Yes, that was the idea.  I sort of converted the script to perl today so
that Fritz can start his magic ... we'll see.

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