[Rd] Package overview document?

Paul Gilbert pgilbert@bank-banque-canada.ca
Wed, 09 May 2001 13:26:02 -0400

This came from deep in my unresolved pile:
>>On Sun, 31 Dec 2000, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
>>> I'd like to write an overview of a package, and have it show up when

>>> someone types
>>>  library(help=mypackage)
>>The problem is ensuring that you have a non-clashing name. dse1 has
>>00General.Description which seems to me to be very likely to clash.
>I think the most obvious choice of name is the name of the package,
>but that would clash fairly often with the name of a function within
>it (e.g. boot), and it wouldn't show up first in alphabetical lists.

Is there yet any prescribed approach. If not, I would like to suggest
00General.Description.xxx  where xxx is replaced by the package name.
The 00 is to put it near the beginning of the index, but there may be a
better way.

Paul Gilbert

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