R-beta: Re: R-alpha: windows advice

Anthony Rossini (rossini@stat.sc.edu)
Tue, 1 Apr 1997 06:09:09 -0500

Date: Tue, 1 Apr 1997 06:09:09 -0500
Message-Id: <199704011109.GAA01625@fhat.stat.sc.edu>
From: Anthony Rossini <rossini@stat.sc.edu>
To: Peter Dalgaard BSA <p.dalgaard@kubism.ku.dk>
Subject: R-beta: Re: R-alpha: windows advice
In-Reply-To: <x2pvwf5dej.fsf@bush.kubism.ku.dk>

>>>>> "Peter" == Peter Dalgaard BSA <p.dalgaard@kubism.ku.dk> writes:

    Peter> Robert Gentleman <rgentlem@stat.auckland.ac.nz> writes:
    >> Help Files ========== Has anyone had any experience with
    >> latex2rtf and then on to windows help? We can hope that people
    >> have netscape and then simply use the html version but it would
    >> be nice if there were some easy way to produce real windows
    >> help.

    Peter> Please keep the nroff versions and the old help() interface
    Peter> around, I suspect things like Emacs S-mode would break
    Peter> without it (or will it break anyway?).

Re: Emacs S-mode.

I've spent a bit of time last weekend working on that (help() for R).
Using either the browse-url package (for Netscrape/Arena/Grail) or W3
(to keep it within (X)Emacs), I've started on a reorganization of
S-help.  It'll be in the next version of S-mode (which will hopefully
be the last 4.9 version before we (Kurt, myself, with help from
Martin) tackle version 5.0, unless bug-fixs are needed).  But I'm
looking at the next version of 4.9 in a time-span of 2-3 months, not
weeks anymore...

In particular, don't worry about nroff, and it shouldn't worry about
us (as long as you use the Holy Editor/OS!).


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