Re: [Rd] Suggestion: Add links to NEWS and CHANGES on help.start() page

From: Karl Ove Hufthammer <>
Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 10:52:37 +0100

On Fri, 13 Nov 2009 09:37:31 +0100 Henrik Bengtsson <> wrote:
> I'd like to recommend that links to (local) NEWS and CHANGES are added
> to the help.start() overview pages. help("NEWS")/help("CHANGE LOG")
> and help("CHANGES") could display/refer to them as well.

Are you talking of the NEWS and CHANGES for R itself, or for packages too? It would be very useful having a convenience function for this for packages too. Perhaps something like

library(news=MASS) (or MASS as a character string) and

similar to library(help=MASS)

Or have I overlooked something, and a function for this already exists?

Karl Ove Hufthammer

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