[Rd] normal-bracket50bracket-normal?

Spencer Graves spencer.graves at pdf.com
Mon Dec 1 16:31:37 CET 2008

Dear Prof. Ripley: 

      Thanks very much.  It looks like removing the "\itemize" from 
within "\value" should fix the problem, though I haven't fully tested it 
yet.  I previously removed that from "Fperm.fd" and the problem is fixed 
there.  I haven't yet tested it with "tperm.fd" and "compareDerivatives". 

      Thanks again. 

Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> These usually indicate incorrect files. Have you looked at the 
> experimental Rd parser in R-devel to see if it pinpoints an error?
> For example, in both Fperm.Rd and compareDerivatives.Rd there is an 
> \itemize{} construct inside \value, which is incorrect as \value is 
> itself an implicit \itemize.  Please do check the description in 
> 'Writing R Extensions' (and \value is definitely quirky).
> On Sun, 30 Nov 2008, Spencer Graves wrote:
>> Hello:
>>     I've found structures like "normal-bracket50bracket-normal" in
>> help files for R packages including the following:
>>          * "mergeprepare" and "mergematrices" in a document dated
>> March 3, 2004 by Richard Mott;  the second contains
>> "normal-bracket30bracket-normal".
> Which is insufficient for the rest of us to get access to it.
>>          * "Fperm.fd" and "tperm.fd" in the "fda" package;  these 
>> help pages were written primarily by Giles Hooker.
>>          * "compareDerivatives" in the "maxLik" package;  this help 
>> page was written by Ott Toomet and me.
>>     What can we do to eliminate this nonsense comment?
>>     Constructs like this seem to be generated in perl code used in "R
>> CMD" processing
>> (https://svn.r-project.org/R/trunk/share/perl/R/Rdconv.pm).
>>     Thanks,
>>     Spencer Graves
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