Re: [Rd] How to link to vignette from .Rd file

From: Gavin Simpson <gavin.simpson_at_ucl.ac.uk>
Date: Tue 07 Nov 2006 - 18:05:16 GMT

On Tue, 2006-11-07 at 12:41 -0500, Dominick Samperi wrote:
> Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> > On 11/7/2006 8:51 AM, Agner Fog wrote:
> >
> >> I am building a package for various noncentral hypergeometric distributions.
> >>
> >> I want to include some heavy mathematical formulas. It appears that the
> >> build and INSTALL commands produce only .chm files and not .pdf files
> >> from my .Rd files under Windows. This means that it cannot show
> >> complicated mathematical formulas.
> >>
> >> The solution might be to include a .pdf file as a vignette. I tried
> >> that, but I can't find any way to link to the .pdf file or access it
> >> from any of the help facilities. The .pdf file is useless if the user
> >> can't find it.
> >>
> >
> > Yes, that's a major problem in the current R help system. You can give
> > the user code that would work to show the vignette, but there's no way
> > to create a live link to it.
> >
<snip />
> To create the PDF file from the Rd file use R CMD Rd2dvi, and dvipdf.

You can do this directly without dvipdf:

R CMD Rd2dvi --pdf name_of_Rd_file.Rd

G

>
> ds

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