[Rd] Flat documentation?

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Dec 11 08:55:03 2002

On Tue, 10 Dec 2002, Duncan Murdoch wrote:

> Putting together documentation in Rd format is a bit of a pain.  In
> fact, one of my colleagues has chosen to use S-PLUS instead of R
> partly because it's easier to document the stuff he's written.  (In
> S-PLUS plain text files can be used to document your code.  At least
> they could in fairly recent versions; I don't have the current one
> installed.)

That was only so on Windows, and I *think* not true on S-PLUS 6 on Windows


> Are there existing schemes that help in this?  If not, would it be
> worth putting one together?

Only for something very simple: put a text file up in a pager as we
do for info files.  That should be doable cross-platform easily.


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