[R] building packages: "R Help for package foo" vs. "HTML Help"?

Michael Friendly friendly at yorku.ca
Sun Oct 5 20:07:56 CEST 2008

Uwe Ligges wrote:
> Michael Friendly wrote:
>> In building a package, what are the settings in the package files or 
>> the build commands that
>> determine whether the compiled HTML help windows have the window title
>> "R Help for package foo" vs. "HTML Help"?
> Michael,
> can you give an example for a page with title "HTML Help"? I only 
> found the "R Help for package foo" version during a quick inspection 
> of a few examples.
library(vcd); ?mosaic
library(heplots); ?heplot
library(car); ?Anova
library(rgl); ?shade3d   # --- I believe up until just the latest 
version (rgl_0.81.708) I downloaded from R-Forge

Here's my sessionInfo:

 > sessionInfo()
R version 2.7.2 (2008-08-25)

LC_COLLATE=English_United States.1252;LC_CTYPE=English_United 
States.1252;LC_NUMERIC=C;LC_TIME=English_United States.1252

attached base packages:
[1] grid      stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods 
[8] base    

other attached packages:
[1] vcd_1.1-1       colorspace_0.95 MASS_7.2-44     rgl_0.81.708  
[5] heplots_0.8-0   car_1.2-8     

>> I often have quite a few help files active, and it is much more 
>> convenient to navigate among
>> them if the window has an informative title.
>> If this is simple to test for in the build process, can/should this 
>> be tested for
>> (with a warning) or even enforced/automatically generated in the 
>> scripts?
>> -Michael

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