Re: [Rd] section needed in FAQ - Using R (PR#9698)

From: John Fox <jfox_at_mcmaster.ca>
Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 14:07:10 -0400


Dear,

My spelling correction was poorly phrased, since there are actually two p's in "apropos," but there aren't two adjacent p's.

I agree that a reference to apropos on the help page for help is a good idea.

Regards,
 John



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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ray Kiddy [mailto:ray_at_ganymede.org]
> Sent: Monday, May 21, 2007 1:57 PM
> To: John Fox
> Cc: 'Peter Dalgaard'; r-devel_at_stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [Rd] section needed in FAQ - Using R (PR#9698)
>
>
> On May 21, 2007, at 5:59 AM, John Fox wrote:
>
> > Dear Peter and Ray,
> >
> > I think that Ray's problem finding apropos is that
> "apropos" has one
> > "p."
> > Interestingly, help.search("appropos") (as suggested by
> Peter) is able
> > to accommodate the spelling error.
> >
> > Regards,
> > John
> >
> > --------------------------------
> > John Fox, Professor
>
> Thanks for your information. I see I was spelling it wrong.
>
> Can I make the suggestion that if one does "help(help)",
> which I tried, that the page should mention "apropos".
> Perhaps in the "See Also" section.
>
> This was a mistake on my part, but documentation can be
> helpful in response to user mistakes, rather than fragile.
>
> thanx - ray
>
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: r-devel-bounces_at_r-project.org
> >> [mailto:r-devel-bounces_at_r-project.org] On Behalf Of Peter Dalgaard
> >> Sent: Monday, May 21, 2007 3:15 AM
> >> To: ray_at_ganymede.org
> >> Cc: R-bugs_at_biostat.ku.dk; r-devel_at_stat.math.ethz.ch
> >> Subject: Re: [Rd] section needed in FAQ - Using R (PR#9698)
> >>
> >> ray_at_ganymede.org wrote:
> >>> By the way, the R program itself is really badly in need of an
> >>> "appropos()" to go alongside "help()". Perhaps "help()" can
> >> be renamed
> >>> to "hunt()" or "huntAndPeck()".
> >>>
> >>>
> >> help.search("appropos")
> >>
> >> --
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