[Rd] Bug in help for profile; more general problem? (PR#900)

Prof Brian Ripley ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon, 9 Apr 2001 14:05:54 +0100 (BST)

On Mon, 9 Apr 2001 dmurdoch@pair.com wrote:

> The help topic for "profile" has a link to profile.glm in MASS which
> doesn't work in the HTML help.  The problem is that there is no
> profile.glm.html file, profile.glm is just an alias for the confint
> help topic.
> It would be nice if there were a general solution to this problem
> (i.e. the system knew how to work with aliases), but it doesn't look
> easy:  profile.html is in base, and may well be produced with no copy
> of MASS around for reference.
> A short term fix would be to change the link in profile.Rd to
> \link[MASS:confint]{profile.glm}, or to add a profile.glm help topic
> to MASS.

That is the fix: the person who changed added the reference did not
check it out.  I've altered it, thank you.

If the requisite packages are installed when the help files are converted
and there is no manual override, then the link will get found.
If not, it gets deferred to the search engine at run time.


Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
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