[R] Links to vignettes in the base packages
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Wed Jan 14 11:21:08 CET 2015
>>>>> Richard Cotton <richierocks at gmail.com>
>>>>> on Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:23:42 +0300 writes:
> Contributed packages have copies of their vignettes on CRAN (in their
> package page at <cranmirror>/web/packages/<packagename>).
> Since base packages no longer have a page here, I can't find a web link to them.
> I'm aware that I can find the vignette via browseVignettes() or
> vignette("vignettename", package = "packagename"). There are two use
> cases where a web link is more useful. If someone is asking for help
> and I want to direct them to a vignette, having a link to a vignette
> rather than getting them to open R and type a command increases the
> chance that they will actually bother to look at the thing. Secondly,
> if I want to read a vignette on a machine without R (ebook reader,
> phone, whatever), then a web link is more convenient.
> Are the base vignettes available online?
I bet ... and I would have done so even before doing a quick check.
> If so, where are they?
Indeed, one place is "here" (the place I work) i.e., from
(which I think is one of the oldest still working R related "web pages"
... and yes, it shows its age :-)
> If not, is it feasible to make them available?
The drawback of the above is that you see the future versions of
the manuals and I agree that it may make sense to provide them
in a .....r-project.org location (where I don't "see" them).
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