[Rd] NEWS and ChangeLog in available.packages()

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 18:12:49 CET 2008

On Feb 18, 2008 11:59 AM, Martin Maechler <maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch> wrote:
> >>>>> "GaGr" == Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck at gmail.com>
> >>>>>     on Mon, 18 Feb 2008 10:19:05 -0500 writes:
>    GaGr> With the newly available NEWS and ChangeLog links on
>    GaGr> the CRAN pages for packages it would be nice if
>    GaGr> available.packages() gave information on those.
> how would you propose?
> It returns a character matrix, and that probably  should  not be
> changed.

Currently the Depends (and Imports, Contains and Suggests)
are character strings containing components to form
one large string so maybe there could be a Docs whose
substrings could include NEWS, ChangeLog and the vignette
and demo names or maybe separate ones for NEWS/ChangeLog,
vignettes and demos.

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