Re: [Rd] (PR#7323)R-exts.texi: suggestion for small change to Vignette section

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri 29 Oct 2004 - 21:04:17 EST


Is this not a bug in `vExplorer' (unexplained, but I believe in a BioC package -- by no means all R users have any experience of BioC)?

Why change the docs to a limitation of some application not part of core R?

I do wonder why you sent this to R-bugs and not to the maintainer of vExplorer. Or was this a very minor comment on English grammar padded by something not relevant?

On Fri, 29 Oct 2004 S.J.Eglen@damtp.cam.ac.uk wrote:

> I recently wrote a vignette, with the following at the top of the .Rnw
> file:
>
> %%\VignetteIndexEntry{How to use look up tables for h() functions}
> %%\VignetteDepends{sjedmin, spatstat}
>
> Using vExplorer() on this function, I got an error from this part of
> getVigInfo():
>
> lines <- grep("^%[[:space:]]*\\\\Vignette", file)
> if (length(lines) == 0)
> stop("File ", vig, " does not appear to be a vignette file, ",
> "no vignette metadata available.")
>
> The error occurs here because the grep expects only one % at the start
> of the line, whereas I had %%. (I often use two at the start of a
> line as I'm used to the ESS/Emacs coding habits of putting ## at the
> start of a line.) Changing %% to % solved the problem okay.
>
> So, my minor suggestion to R-exts.texi, at line 1011:
>
> @code{\VignetteIndexEntry} statement is best placed in La@TeX{} comment,
>
> is that maybe it should say either:
>
> "in a La@TeX{} comment"
>
> or
>
> "in a La@TeX{} comment with a single %"
>
> although admittedly that sounds a bit clunky!
>
> Thanks, Stephen
>
> ______________________________________________
> R-devel@stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-devel
>
>

-- 
Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

______________________________________________
R-devel@stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-devel
Received on Fri Oct 29 21:19:48 2004

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : Fri 18 Mar 2005 - 09:00:58 EST