Re: [Rd] Undocumented functions

From: Joris Meys <>
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2011 14:08:11 +0100

Use namespaces and only export the functions at the user level. The rest will be hidden in the namespace and doesn't require a help page. See 'Package Namespaces' in the manual Writing R Extensions.


On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 1:01 PM, Nicola Sturaro Sommacal <> wrote:
> Hi!
> I am building a package. This package will not submitted to CRAN.
> I write the help files for the most important functions of my package, I
> cannot write it for all functions. This may sounds strange, but so there!
> I know that all user-level functions should be documented, so I have to
> move my undocumented functions to a non-user-level. It's right?
> To move my functions to a non-user-level I can write them as hidden
> functions, with a dot before the names. This require a very long check of
> my code to change the call to the function preceding it by a dot. So, this
> is not a real choice.
> There are other way to reach my purpose?
> Thank you very much for help.
> Sincerely,
> Nicola
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