Re: [R] feedback on "writing r extensions"

From: David Forrest <drf5n_at_maplepark.com>
Date: Tue 16 Jan 2007 - 19:31:14 GMT

On Tue, 16 Jan 2007, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:

> It would also be nice if there were links in the .Rd files back
> to the source of the commands, not just the source of the
> documentation. That would facilitate
> and encourage readers to paruse the source to clarify
> the meaning of the help files.

Perhaps it would be feasible to make an RSourceSearch() function (like RSiteSearch()) that could recognize things like documentation, functions, and internals and direct users to the source code.

Dave

> On 1/16/07, David Forrest <drf5n@maplepark.com> wrote:

>> On Tue, 16 Jan 2007, Martin Maechler wrote:
>>
>>>>>>>> "Scott" == Scott Harrison <harris41@msu.edu>
>>>>>>>>     on Mon, 15 Jan 2007 13:15:09 -0500 writes:
>> ...
>>> For "edits", we'd mostly like to receive feedback on the
>>> *source* of the above automatically produced document
>>> (which is also the source of the PDF version, same URL as above,
>>> just replace ".html" by ".pdf")
>>>
>>> The development source is always available at
>>>  https://svn.r-project.org/R/trunk/doc/manual/R-exts.texi
>>
>> Would it be horrid to include the reference to the sources in the derived
>> documents?  It might help with self-documenting the process and help
>> demonstrate the benefits of R's open source philosophy.
>>
>>> Thanking you for offering feedback,
>>
>> Thank you.
>>
>> Dave
>> --
>>  Dr. David Forrest
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>>  drf5n@maplepark.com                             (804)642-0662h
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