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

From: Henrik Bengtsson <hb_at_stat.berkeley.edu>
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 23:53:25 +0100

On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 4:06 AM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca> wrote:
> On 13/11/2009 7:39 AM, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
>>
>> Its also difficult to know about demos unless you specifically issue a
>> demo(package = "mypackage") command.  It would be nice if these were
>> listed too.
>
> This is in R-devel now.

I just got the Windows version. For others information, the main HTML help page - help.start() - now ends with sections:

The links to the NEWS and the CHANGES are new.

Thanks a bunch Duncan - beautiful and useful.

/Henrik

>
>> Note that the NEWS and/or ChangeLog file are listed on the package's
>> CRAN page such as:
>>
>>   http://cran.r-project.org/package=zoo
>>
>> but the demos are not listed even there.
>
> The structure is in place for displaying package news, but it doesn't
> display yet.  I think Kurt Hornik is working on the actual display.
>
> Duncan Murdoch
>
>>
>> On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 3:37 AM, Henrik Bengtsson <hb_at_stat.berkeley.edu>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> right now it is actually a bit tricky to locate and view the NEWS and
>>> the CHANGES files, especially if you are a beginning and don't even
>>> know that you are supposed to look for them.
>>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>>> /Henrik
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