Re: [Rd] Adding .PDF files to a package

From: Rense Nieuwenhuis <>
Date: Wed, 06 Aug 2008 21:43:07 +0200

Dear Mathieu,

thank you for your assurance that my manual-reading-skills are on par! ;-)

The thing is, though, that I can't get it to work. In the index of the help pages, it reads: ''Read overview or browse directory". The 'browse directory' option does not work. When clicked on the 'Read overview' option, the following text appears:

"Vignettes of package Read.isi
Sorry, the package contains no vignette meta-information or index. Please browse the directory."

So, clearly, some links are missing. Should I manually create an index file? If so, how do I specify the link to the .PDF file?

I hope someone can help[.
Thank in advance,

Rense Nieuwenhuis

On Aug 6, 2008, at 17:40 , Mathieu Ribatet wrote:

> Dear Rense,
> The way you included your pdf file in your package is appropriate.
> Normally, when invocking "help.start()" and going to your package
> link, you should have two links overview and directory where your
> pdf file should be located.
> Best,
> Mathieu
> Rense Nieuwenhuis a écrit :
>> Deal all,
>> new as I am to developing packages for R-Project, I apologize on
>> beforehand for questions that are too obvious. I am trying to 'add' a
>> PDF document containing some detailed information to a package.
>> The way I understand the Rexts.pdf document, I should add my .PDF
>> document to the /inst/doc/ folder, and links to the files should be
>> build automatically. However, after building it on MacOSX (10.4)
>> using 'R CMD build' and checking it using 'R CMD check', no links
>> seems to be present. All checks are OK, but no vignette or whatever
>> appears in the help-files of the package.
>> Clearly, I'm missing something. I would really appreciate some
>> pointers on how to integrate an 'additional' pdf file to my package.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Rense Nieuwenhuis
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