Re: [Rd] Front ends handling help.search() results?

From: Thomas Friedrichsmeier <thomas.friedrichsmeier_at_ruhr-uni-bochum.de>
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2011 10:40:02 +0200

On Friday 29 July 2011, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> Which front ends process the help.search() results to produce nice
> clickable lists, instead of the simple text display that's the default?
> I know the R.app gui on Mac OS does; are there others?

RKWard does, too. (More precisely: It has a UI for searching help files, which relies on help.search()).

> I'm asking because one of the decisions made when R Core met in Vienna
> was to allow vignettes to be returned as results of help.search(). All
> of those front ends will need to be able to handle this.

Will this affect the structure of the hsearch class?

Currently, our implementation for showing an item from the result list is to simply call help(help_type="html"), appropriately. What are the implications of vignettes for the behavior of help(), if any (with or without specification of help_type)?

Regards
Thomas



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