Re: [Rd] Links to non-vignette documentation

From: hadley wickham <h.wickham_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu 23 Feb 2006 - 21:23:59 GMT

> I think you need to define `vignette'. I understand the usage to mean an
> Sweave file. There are ways to include other PDF files, and you can write
> your own index file. R can't do that for you as it cannot read PDF (it
> can read Sweave).

How can I write an index file with a pointer to my pdf? Should I provide a code snippet to run system(paste(getOption("pdfviewer"), system.file("doc/my.pdf", package="mypackage"), "&"))?

Perhaps my problem is thinking of a vignette as a "A brief verbal description of a person, place, etc.; a short descriptive or evocative episode in a play, etc." rather than a Sweave document.

> I am not aware of any other sort of `package help index', although one
> could arge the toss about Compiled HTML.

What about (eg.) help(package=grid)? This is where vignettes are listed by name (and location). I would like to be able put my pdf into a similar list.

Hadley



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