Re: [Rd] man page of hist points to truehist, which can't be viewed without loading a library?

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri 10 Sep 2004 - 04:52:28 EST


On Thu, 9 Sep 2004, A.J. Rossini wrote:

>
> rdevel from yesterday, also in 1.9.1 (Debian, -3).
>
> The man page of 'hist' (from the graphics package, obtained by
> "?hist") suggests 'truehist' under "see also", but 'truehist' isn't
> loaded by default (a sensible "of course"), so that "?truehist" fails.
> One can do help.search(), of course, which points what to do, but
> leads to my question:
>
> In referencing functions in other packages, should the "See Also"
> link mention the library that they are coming from? I'm less
> concerned about the example and more concerned about some packages
> I'm wrapping up.
>
> (this was from the command line in a terminal window, not w/in ESS).

It is the norm: see e.g. format.Date.Rd or write.table.Rd, and a good idea.

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