[Rd] Links to non-vignette documentation

From: hadley wickham <h.wickham_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu 23 Feb 2006 - 16:53:28 GMT

Section 1.4 of Writing R Extensions says:

In addition to the help files in Rd format, R packages allow the inclusion of documents in arbitrary other formats. The standard location for these is subdirectory inst/doc of a source package, the contents will be copied to subdirectory doc when the package is installed. Pointers from package help indices to the installed documents are automatically created. Documents in inst/doc can be in arbitrary format, however we strongly recommend to provide them in PDF format, such that users on all platforms can easily read them.

Where are these pointers created? I have a package with a pdf file (introduction.pdf) in inst/doc but I can't find a link to it from the documentation (eg. from help.start() or help(package=...)

Is there anyway to have my pdf documentation listed under vignettes other than making it a sweave file?


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