[R] how to use "..."

Steve Taylor steve.taylor at aut.ac.nz
Sun Jan 20 20:28:04 CET 2013

> From: Duncan Murdoch
> Maybe we just need a manual on how to use the existing help system.  But
> I suspect people who won't read the existing manuals won't read that
> one, either.

Duncan, I assume you're being facetious.  Every R user soon learns to use help() and help.search() or their equivalents.  We don't need a manual to teach that.

> > Rolf Turner wrote:
> >> The "help" facility is applicable to functions and data sets.  It is not
> >> designed
> >> or intended to give "help" with respect to R syntax (with the exception of
> >> the basic syntax of the operators --- unary and binary --- and the
> >> associated
> >> rules of precedence).

Then why are there help pages ?":::", ?"for", ?"NA_character_", ?".C" and ?"??" but not ?"..." ?!

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