R-alpha: [jellis@uottawa.ca: Online_help system]

Jackie Ellis (jellis@uottawa.ca)
Fri, 22 Nov 96 12:40:58 +0100

Date: Fri, 22 Nov 96 12:40:58 +0100
Message-Id: <9611221140.AA01769@>
To: r-testers@stat.math.ethz.ch
From: Jackie Ellis <jellis@uottawa.ca>
Subject: R-alpha: [jellis@uottawa.ca: Online_help system]

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	-- Martin M

While the procedures to build many different help systems are very
elegant, I find the HTML help is much better than the Latex or old man
page system and is especially good because it works well on non-Unix
systems. The main short-coming is support for mathematical symbols, but
I believe that is fixed by HTML3. Are there good reasons for not moving
to an exclusively HTML help system?

Paul Gilbert
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