[Rd] HTML vignette browser

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jun 4 21:42:57 CEST 2007


I think this is a nice idea (and not very different to somethign I have 
bene playing with), but with lots of CHARSXP changes pending I'd 
like to come back to it next week or so.

Sorry, Deepayan, you've happened to hit a very busy stage in R 


On Mon, 4 Jun 2007, Deepayan Sarkar wrote:

> On 6/4/07, Seth Falcon <sfalcon at fhcrc.org> wrote:
>> Friedrich Leisch <friedrich.leisch at stat.uni-muenchen.de> writes:
>>> Looks good to me, and certainly something worth being added to R.
>>> 2 quick (related) comments:
>>> 1) I am not sure if we want to include links to the Latex-Sources by
>>>    default, those might confuse unsuspecting novices a lot. Perhaps
>>>    make those optional using an argument to browseVignettes(), which
>>>    is FALSE by default?
>> I agree that the Rnw could confuse folks.  But I'm not sure it needs
>> to be hidden or turned off by default...  If the .R file was also
>> included then it would be less confusing I suspect as the curious
>> could deduce what Rnw is about by triangulation.
>>> 2) Instead links to .Rnw files we may want to include links to the R
>>>    code -> should we R CMD INSTALL a tangled version of each vignette
>>>    such that we can link to it? Of course it is redundant information
>>>    given the .Rnw, but we also have the help pages in several formats
>>>    ready.
>> Including, by default, links to the tangled .R code seems like a
>> really nice idea.  I think a lot of users who find vignettes don't
>> realize that all of the code used to generate the entire document is
>> available to them -- I just had a question from someone who wanted to
>> know how to make a plot that appeared in a vignette, for example.
> I agree that having a Stangled .R file would be a great idea (among
> other things, it would have the complete code, which many PDFs will
> not).
> I don't have a strong opinion either way about linking to the .Rnw
> file. It should definitely be there if the PDF file is absent (e.g.
> for grid, and other packages installed with --no-vignettes, which I
> always do for local installation). Maybe we can keep them, but change
> the name to something more scary than "source", e.g. "LaTeX/Noweb
> source".
> -Deepayan
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