Re: [Rd] Package manpage DCF hooks

From: Paul Roebuck <roebuck_at_mdanderson.org>
Date: Mon 14 Nov 2005 - 21:57:04 GMT

On Mon, 14 Nov 2005, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:

> On 11/14/05, Paul Roebuck <roebuck@mdanderson.org> wrote:
>
> > Was looking at what was output for <pkgname>-package.Rd
> > and wondered if any there was any means (via macro, etc)
> > to merge some of the same information with a template
> > for my package manpage? As much (all?) of the generated
> > information was already provided in the DESCRIPTION, I'd
> > prefer not to have to update the information in multiple
> > places. I'm thinking here that I could provide a template
> > file "<pkgname>-package.Rd.in" and during build, the
> > DCF information could be substituted appropriately and
> > "<pkgname>-package.Rd" would be output.
> >
> > see also:
> > promptPackage method
>
> What I do is make my whatever-package.Rd page be
> the central page where one can get a list of all
> the other places one can look for info (rather than
> placing the info itself there). See, for example,
>
> library(dyn)
> package?dyn
>

Thanks for your reply. That gives me some additional ideas but still think being able to display DCF information and public function listing would be a nice thing to have. For example, 'dyn-package.Rd' repeats its DCF description.



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