New design for R html help pages

Peter Dalgaard BSA
27 Jan 1998 20:59:29 +0100

Paul Gilbert <> writes:

> Another approach is to build an index which points to files with meaningless
> names. This is what I did a few years ago with my help system. It's definetly
> not as nice, but it does work. You can take a look at
> <>

Of course, what you really want is "magic links", so that jumping to
say idx.htm#long.winded.fname automagically transfers you to say
xr025.thm which contains the actual documentation for
long.winded.fname. Judging from the hoops that web pages seem to jump
through, one should expect that to be possible, but...

There's a third approach: Rdconv -t rtf followed by the Windows help
compiler. That would give the standard WinHelp interface and remove
the dependency on the browser. The obvious problem is how to get
Rdconv to accept the rtf option...

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