Re: R-beta: Corrections to documentation

Friedrich Leisch (Friedrich.Leisch@ci.tuwien.ac.at)
Mon, 11 May 1998 17:43:56 +0200 (CEST)


From: Friedrich Leisch <Friedrich.Leisch@ci.tuwien.ac.at>
Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 17:43:56 +0200 (CEST)
To: Jim Lemon <bitwrit@ozemail.com.au>
Subject: Re: R-beta: Corrections to documentation
In-Reply-To: <355707F5.6C07316A@ozemail.com.au>

>>>>> On Mon, 11 May 1998 14:15:18 +0000,
>>>>> Jim Lemon (JL) wrote:

JL> Thanks to Peter Dalgaard's message, I learned a bit more about the 'p=
ar'
JL> function and rewrote my HTML help file accordingly.  Is it appropriat=
e
JL> to submit such changes somewhere to improve the documentation?

Volunteers are always warmly welcome! Simply send improvements to the
code to r-core@stat.math.ethz.ch (list of core developers team).

Just to avoid reinvention of the wheel:

*) Please make sure that you modify only code from a recent
development version of R (a daily snapshot can be obtained from CRAN),
because in the meantime we have changed considerably from the stable
releases.

*) You mentioned that you ``rewrote my HTML help file'' ... maybe this
is just a misunderstanding on my side, but the HTML function pages are
created automatically from R documentation source files (the *.Rd
files in the man directory of each package). Modifications should be
made to this files, the HTML files can then be created using

	$RHOME/etc/Rdconv --html file.Rd



JL> I would also be willing to write some missing documentation as well.

What exactly do you have in mind (there's so much documentation
missing, that there's a wide variaty of fields to choose from ...).
Anything would be welcome ...

Best,

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