Re: [R] printing help files directly from R prompt

From: Faheem Mitha <>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 11:06:59 -0500 (EST)

On Tue, 25 Nov 2008, Uwe Ligges wrote:

> See ?help and its argument "offline"
> Uwe Ligges

Thanks, that's very helpful. This doesn't exactly print, but saves the help page to a ps file, which is as good as.

> help(write.table, offline=TRUE)

No latex file is available: shall I try to create it? (y/n) y Saving help page to ''

If the latex files are installed (eg. r-base-latex on Debian) it just does

> help(read.table, offline=TRUE)
Saving help page to ''

and indeed the ps files are in that directory.

                               Regards, Faheem.

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