RE: [Rd] barplot manpage (PR#7331)

From: Liaw, Andy <andy_liaw_at_merck.com>
Date: Wed 03 Nov 2004 - 06:53:35 EST


> From: Tony Plate
>
> At Tuesday 10:00 AM 11/2/2004, Dan Bolser wrote:
>
> >Would you mind telling me how to get at the documentation
> source code?
>
> Download and unpack the source, then look for the appropriate .Rd
> file. For example, in my copy of the source for R-1.9.1
> (old, don't work
> with this!), I find
> C:\R\R-1.9.1\src\library\graphics\man\barplot.Rd (If
> this is not the appropriate source file, someone please say so!)

Starting with R-2.0.0, the Windows binary installer has an option for installing the Rd files for at least R itself (not sure about recommended packages), I believe exactly for the purpose that users can submit suggested patches.  

> >Is there a - how to change the documentation document? ( I
> will make one
> >if you give me some instructions....
>
> I don't think such a document exists, but I'm not the person
> to help with this.

The `Writing R Extensions' manual has a section on how to write the Rd file. I'm not sure how one would write a document that describes how to change a Rd file...  

> >I guess I can just edit a copy of the source and diff the
> original and
> >send the diff ?
>
> Again, a member of R-core who might actually vet the changes
> and put them
> into the repository would be the appropriate one to comment on this.
>
> Previous topics with the subject "Help Documentation" (which
> got filed with
> bug report numbers 6713, 6716, and 6717) also address this
> issue. (these
> appeared in March 2004).

When I find typos in the documentation, I just post them to R-devel. R Core has been very responsive to such posts.

Best,
Andy  

> -- Tony Plate
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