cross reference wishlist item

Prof Brian Ripley Prof Brian Ripley <>
Mon, 29 Nov 1999 17:21:55 +0000 (GMT)

> Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 10:33:25 -0500
> From: Paul Gilbert <>
> It would be nice for checking documentation to be able to generate the
> "see also" cross references (e.g. the list of functions where dev2bitmap
> is linked as a "see also" reference.) Perhaps this already exists?

Not that I know of, but it is a 30 second Perl / grep script surely.

grep \\link\{Devices\} *.Rd

works for me. (There are no xrefs to dev2bitmap.)

> (BTW, it would be useful to have a "see also" reference to dev2bitmap in
> the help for postscript and for Devices.)

That is sort of deliberate. dev2bitmap is something of a stopgap:
Windows already has png, jpeg and bmp devices, and we hope to have those on
Unix shortly.  But I'll sort that out for now.

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272860 (secr)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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