Re: R-beta: HTML help from here...

Martin Maechler (
Mon, 24 Nov 1997 11:34:02 +0100

Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 11:34:02 +0100
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From: Martin Maechler <>
To: Troels Ring <>
Subject: Re: R-beta: HTML help from here...

>>>>> "Troels" == Troels Ring <> writes:

    Troels> The help file provided within the is somewhat
    Troels> outdated compared to the one available on
    Troels> ;

I am the provider of this link.
The reason that it look so up-to-date is that it __IS__ more recent
than almost anything: It is based on a daily mirror of the inofficial
source code in Auckland.
It used to be the HTML version of help for the latest __released__
version of R.  However, since that is so old currently, I switched to provide
the above...

One of my own priorities as member of the R-core team actually _is_ the
accuracy and usefulness of (online) documentation...

[[ ---> Hint, hint:  
		If you find inaccuracies,
		if you have nice examples exhibiting features of R
 you could also e-mail them to me if you don't want to send it to  
 R-devel@...  which would otherwise be the appropriate place.

    Troels> would it be possible to
    Troels> update the file for a more easy download instead of having
    Troels> either to download individually or going online ?  Troels

I don't think that this really makes sense.
The current documentation documents features which are not in the currently
released code...

Martin Maechler <>		 <><
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