[Rd] Rprof

Duncan Murdoch dmurdoch at pair.com
Tue Jul 15 19:57:45 MEST 2003

On Tue, 15 Jul 2003 15:37:12 -0500 (CDT), you wrote:

>I find it difficult to find Rprof using the usual search tools...
>could I suggest that it be cross-referenced to profile Rprofile
>Profile to make this easier?

There are several cases like this, where obvious search words actually
have nothing to do with the topic of interest.  Besides "profile", I
can think of these:

prompt -> readline
bitmap -> image
delay -> ?? (how to pause R for a given number of seconds?)
flush -> flush.console
page -> frame
(mod) -> Arithmetic
power -> Arithmetic
(read) -> readLines
Rprofile -> Rprof
scale -> par
(cd) -> setwd

(Here I've parenthesized search words that don't work at all.)

I think there should be "see also" links from the topics on the left
to the topics on the right; I'll add these to the R-devel version.
I'm not so sure it makes sense to make aliases for the "missing"
search words.  Opinions?  Other suggestions for similar improvements
to the help pages?

Duncan Murdoch

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