Re: [Rd] Front ends handling help.search() results?

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2011 18:57:38 -0400

On 11-07-31 12:32 PM, Henrik Bengtsson wrote:
> The R.rsp package has a proof of concept page:
>
> 1. library("R.rsp")
> 2. browseRsp(path="/R/help/")
> 3. At the bottom, there is a "help.search" form. Type in search term,
> e.g. "svd".
>
> This is all web browser based, so it should be able to handle compiled
> vignettes (as long as there are valid paths/URL paths).

help.search() won't give the paths. You can get those from the vignette() function, or by reading the <pkg>/Meta/vignette.rds database.

There will be code in R-devel to do this that you could copy, once I commit (maybe tonight).

Duncan Murdoch



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