[Rd] Help System (PR#428)

Friedrich Leisch Friedrich.Leisch@ci.tuwien.ac.at
Fri, 11 Feb 2000 12:31:15 +0100 (CET)

>>>>> On Fri, 11 Feb 2000 05:12:04 +0100 (MET),
>>>>> berwin  (b) wrote:

b> Dear R developers,
b> sorry about the empty bug-report that I seem to have filed earlier.
b> (I wrote it via `bug.report()' from within R using `emacsclient'.  I
b> wasn't aware that I have to save the file after pressing C-x # and
b> before sending it.)  Hopefully this time it will work......

b> I noticed the following problem with the on-line help system:

b> 1) I start an R session and type help.start().  
b> 2) In the web page that appears in my browser (Netscape 4.5) I select
b>    `Search Engine & Keywords'
b> 3) For some keywords (e.g., htest [Statistics] and optimize
b>    [Mathematics]) in the Keywords by Section list, I get as result
b> that "no matches for XXXX have been found" if I select them.  But if I
b> enter those keywords into the text field that appears at the top of
b> the page and press return, the commands that are grouped under that
b> keyword are found.

Well, good time for a bug report like this as I have re-worked the
search engine yesterday (to allow more flexibility and automatic
creation of keyword lists). I see the problems you describe in the old
version, but fortunately:

Clicking on htest now lists all of ctest together with several other

optimize also gives a non-empty return (though function optim misses
the keyword, I'll fix that).

b> Also, while playing around with these keywords and trying to figure
b> out what is going on (but, unfortunately, I don't know Javascript well
b> enough) I noticed that the new function `optim' has as keywords only
b> `nonlinear' but not `optimize'.  And again, if I select the keyword
b> `nonlinear' [Statistcs > Models > Regression > Nonlinear], optim does
b> not appear on the page of results.  But if I enter `nonlinear' into
b> the search text field, it appears on the page of results.

optim is listed under nonlinear in the new version.

Thanks a lot for the bug report,

                        Friedrich  Leisch 
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