[Rd] Rd files with unknown sections

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Feb 1 21:00:22 CET 2006

On Wed, 1 Feb 2006, Herve Pages wrote:

> Hi,
> With recent versions of R-devel, "R CMD check" complains about
> some "Rd files with unknown sections".
> hpages at gladstone:~> R CMD check multtest_1.9.4.tar.gz
> ...
> ...
> * checking Rd files ... WARNING
> Rd files with unknown sections:
>  /home/hpages/multtest.Rcheck/00_pkg_src/multtest/man/boot.resample.Rd:
>    notes
>  /home/hpages/multtest.Rcheck/00_pkg_src/multtest/man/MTP.Rd: notes
> See chapter 'Writing R documentation files' in manual 'Writing R
> Extensions'.
> ...
> ...
> WARNING: There was 1 warning, see
>  /home/hpages/multtest.Rcheck/00check.log
> for details
> I've tried with other Bioconductor packages and "R CMD check" complains
> that "alias", "warning", "detail", etc... are "unknown sections".
> I get these warnings with R-devel built from a snapshot tarball
> from 2006-01-23 (r37152) and 2006-01-31 (r37220).
> I don't get it with R-devel tarball from 2006-01-04 (r36984).

It is new test (thanks to Kurt Hornik).  Those are all incorrect, and 
will result in incorrect output (or at least, not the intended output). 
It is

\alias  (the warning I see is \alais)

and there is no \warning (etc), you need \section(Warning}{...}

Previously (as Rd is not a defined format with e.g. a DTD), almost all 
errors were silently ignored.

All the reports I have looked at are genuine user errors.  (The same 
applies to the recent subdirectory checks.)

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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