Re: R-beta: Corrections to documentation

Friedrich Leisch (
Mon, 11 May 1998 17:43:56 +0200 (CEST)

From: Friedrich Leisch <>
Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 17:43:56 +0200 (CEST)
To: Jim Lemon <>
Subject: Re: R-beta: Corrections to documentation
In-Reply-To: <>

>>>>> On Mon, 11 May 1998 14:15:18 +0000,
>>>>> Jim Lemon (JL) wrote:

JL> Thanks to Peter Dalgaard's message, I learned a bit more about the 'p=
JL> function and rewrote my HTML help file accordingly.  Is it appropriat=
JL> to submit such changes somewhere to improve the documentation?

Volunteers are always warmly welcome! Simply send improvements to the
code to (list of core developers team).

Just to avoid reinvention of the wheel:

*) Please make sure that you modify only code from a recent
development version of R (a daily snapshot can be obtained from CRAN),
because in the meantime we have changed considerably from the stable

*) You mentioned that you ``rewrote my HTML help file'' ... maybe this
is just a misunderstanding on my side, but the HTML function pages are
created automatically from R documentation source files (the *.Rd
files in the man directory of each package). Modifications should be
made to this files, the HTML files can then be created using

	$RHOME/etc/Rdconv --html file.Rd

JL> I would also be willing to write some missing documentation as well.

What exactly do you have in mind (there's so much documentation
missing, that there's a wide variaty of fields to choose from ...).
Anything would be welcome ...


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