Re: [R] Conflict in .Rprofile documentation FAQ vs. Help?

From: François Pinard <>
Date: Mon 15 Jan 2007 - 23:05:19 GMT

[Brian Ripley]

>No one actually said it was a *working* example [...]

Do you mean that, whenever we see something presented as an example within or around the R system, we should not take it as dependable unless it is explicitly said to be working?

> (and it is enclosed in \dontrun{})

Within the R online help system, many examples are marked so they are not run. I naively thought they were not run for friendly reasons, like for example, not inordinately impacting the user's environment. Should I read you as saying that those examples are not to be believed?

François Pinard

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