Re: [Rd] Suggestion: Add links to NEWS and CHANGES on help.start() page

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 09:09:29 -0500

In the case of R itself and the Windows platform this might usefully be placed into the Rgui help menu.

On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 8:44 AM, Henrik Bengtsson <hb_at_stat.berkeley.edu> wrote:
> Please note my initial comment that it is hard for newcomers to find
> or even know about the existence of NEWS (and worse CHANGES) [for R
> itself].  Yet, we often imply that they should have read those before
> reporting problems.
>
> /Henrik
>
> On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 2:31 PM, Romain Francois
> <romain.francois_at_dbmail.com> wrote:
>> On 11/13/2009 10:52 AM, Karl Ove Hufthammer wrote:
>>>
>>> On Fri, 13 Nov 2009 09:37:31 +0100 Henrik Bengtsson
>>> <hb_at_stat.berkeley.edu>  wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I'd like to recommend that links to (local) NEWS and CHANGES are added
>>>> to the help.start() overview pages.  help("NEWS")/help("CHANGE LOG")
>>>> and help("CHANGES") could display/refer to them as well.
>>>
>>> Are you talking of the NEWS and CHANGES for R itself, or for packages
>>> too? It would be very useful having a convenience function for this for
>>> packages too. Perhaps something like
>>>
>>> library(news=MASS) (or MASS as a character string)
>>> and
>>> library(changes=spdep)
>>>
>>> similar to library(help=MASS)
>>>
>>> Or have I overlooked something, and a function for this already exists?
>>
>> ?news
>>
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