[R] modifying INSTALL to make html but not build package

From: Jonathan Baron <baron_at_psych.upenn.edu>
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2008 11:44:22 -0400

For my R page at http://finzi.psych.upenn.edu/ (also the target of RSiteSearch()), I'm trying to find a way to get the html versions of the help pages without actually installing packages. This will allow me to include packages that don't install. And it will also vastly speed up the monthly update, and make it easier to replicate everything in case of disaster.

I have made a modified version of INSTALL, which is the script that runs when you say R CMD INSTALL. The idea is to use the modified version on downloaded packages. The script runs, and it does not try to compile the code for the package, but it does not include the html pages. I can't figure out why not. If anyone would like to look at it, I'd greatly appreciate it. It is at


and all my changes involve commenting out stuff that was there.


Jonathan Baron, Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
Home page: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~baron

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