Re: [Rd] RFC: allow packages to advertise vignettes on Windows

From: Friedrich Leisch <friedrich.leisch_at_stat.uni-muenchen.de>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 09:10:57 +0200

>>>>> On Mon, 14 May 2007 20:58:11 -0400, >>>>> Duncan Murdoch (DM) wrote:

> [ ... GUI stuff deleted .... ]

I'm of course very much in favor of adding vignettes automatically to the GUI.

> By the way, another way to expose vignettes is to have them
> automatically added to the package help topic, with links in formats
> that support them. I think we should do that too, but I don't know if
> it'll happen soon.

Umm, but there is already information in the package help, e.g., if I do

        help(package="flexmix")

then the end of the page I get is



Further information is available in the following vignettes in directory '/home/Leisch/lib/R/flexmix/doc':

flexmix-intro: FlexMix: A General Framework for Finite Mixture Models

        and Latent Class Regression in R} (source, pdf) regression-examples: Applications of finite mixtures of regression

        models (source, pdf)


They are also linked into the HTML page for the package I get after help.start().

Obviously one can do more (and the GUI thing is a very good idea, because Windows users will look there first), but it's not like there is nothing at all ...

Best,
Fritz



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