[Rd] Indexing request

Steven McKinney smckinney at bccrc.ca
Fri Jan 7 06:48:17 CET 2011

Yes, odd that ?Constants doesn't work, given that there is a page labeled
 Constants {base}.

On a happier note, these all work now on my Mac R version 2.11.1 

> ?base
> ?stats
> ?utils

though Constants is not an entry in the index.

R help gurus - is it possible to have entries such as "Constants"
for such help pages that discuss multiple functions?

On further poking around I do see an index entry for "assignOps" 
for page assignOps {base} so the answer is obviously "yes".
I guess it's now a matter of providing a patch or convincing
an R developer to do so in his copious spare time :)


Steven McKinney

Molecular Oncology and Breast Cancer Program
British Columbia Cancer Research Centre

From: r-devel-bounces at r-project.org [r-devel-bounces at r-project.org] On Behalf Of David Winsemius [dwinsemius at comcast.net]
Sent: January 6, 2011 9:08 PM
To: r-devel at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: [Rd] Indexing request

I just tried ?Constants at the console and was disappointed that the
so-named base help page would not come up.

 > ?Constants
No documentation for 'Constants' in specified packages and libraries:
you could try '??Constants'

Seems like there should have been a match. I was looking for the month
abbreviations, failing to hit the right name 4 times and then failing
3 more times on variations of what I remembered to be the name of that
page and finally ended up typing:



David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT

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