R-alpha: help files of base package

Friedrich Leisch Friedrich.Leisch@ci.tuwien.ac.at
Wed, 12 Nov 1997 18:50:44 +0100

>>>>> On Wed, 12 Nov 1997 11:55:26 -0500,
>>>>> Paul Gilbert (PG) wrote:

>> If you (or somebody else) could provide me with software to do such a
>> search without need for a http server that would definetely be one of
>> the next things for me to include into the R help system.

PG> I'm afraid I don't know how to do this.

welcome to the club ...

PG> I assume the http server uses a
PG> cgi which runs something to do the search, and this could probably be
PG> run without the server.


PG> But then you might be faced with building an
PG> non-HTML user interface, which might not be so easy. On the other hand,
PG> if you can run it directly from R, rather than from an HTML form, it
PG> might work with other help formats as well.

well, it could probably be done without troubles in a java script
... but I've never programmed java before ... so that's more of a long
term project ... 

has anybody some spare time to help out?

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