[R] Nroff -> .Rd -> R-ex; html

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jun 6 19:03:40 CEST 2001

On Wed, 6 Jun 2001, Frank E Harrell Jr wrote:

> I am using R 1.2.3 on Linux Mandrake 7.2.
> I have a ton of S Nroff help files that end
> with source code typified by the following:
> Last S statement in an example, e.g. X <- y
> ..KW models
> ..KW regression
> ..WR

(one dot only?)

> When using R RMD Sd2Rd to create the .Rd file I get
> X <- y
> \keyword{models}
> \keyword{regression}
> }
> The } matches a { in \examples{ at the beginning
> of the example code (started in Nroff by .EX).
> When examples are extracted for R-ex the keywords
> are in the example code.  Please advise on
> a workaround or patch to Sd2Rd.  I hope to avoid
> editing dozens of help files.

Are you sure this is 1.2.3's Sd2Rd: 1.2.2's did that and I
fixed it?  I've just tried about 20 examples in 1.2.3
without problems, so can you send me an example?

> One minor different request:  In my nroff files I frequently
> insure that lines are not run together by using
> code such as
> ..AU
> first line
> ..sp 0
> second line
> ..PP
> second author first line
> ..sp 0
> second line

> Sd2Rd puts blank lines around the above text lines,
> and when the final html is made there are many
> <p>   </p> pairs in the text resulting in doublespacing.
> If the scripts could
> be slightly changed to treat .sp 0 so that ultimately
> <p> </p> will not be the result that would be great.

Again, can you give me an example?  It looks trivial to add.

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