[Rd] Re: [R] A long digression on packages

M. Edward (Ed) Borasky znmeb at cesmail.net
Sun Jun 5 23:03:53 CEST 2005

Gabor Grothendieck wrote:

>I think that some time ago there was a discussion of having a downloadable
>file that oould be used to help.search through so that a relatively small
>download and no package installation would allow a comprehensive
>offline help.search of all CRAN packages.   An online version of 
>help.search might be another possibility.
There are some great open source indexing and search tools available,
given documentation in HTML or PDF formats. One I'm rather fond of is
"swish-e", which can be found at


There is a Windows native version available, IIRC, although I've only
used it on Linux systems.

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