[Rd] man page of hist points to truehist, which can't be viewed without loading a library?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Sep 9 20:52:28 CEST 2004

On Thu, 9 Sep 2004, A.J. Rossini wrote:

> rdevel from yesterday, also in 1.9.1 (Debian, -3).
> The man page of 'hist' (from the graphics package, obtained by
> "?hist") suggests 'truehist' under "see also", but 'truehist' isn't
> loaded by default (a sensible "of course"), so that "?truehist" fails.
> One can do help.search(), of course, which points what to do, but
> leads to my question:
>   In referencing functions in other packages, should the "See Also"
>   link mention the library that they are coming from?  I'm less
>   concerned about the example and more concerned about some packages
>   I'm wrapping up.
> (this was from the command line in a terminal window, not w/in ESS).

It is the norm: see e.g. format.Date.Rd or write.table.Rd, and a good 

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