[TxMt] Re: R.tmbundle and R.2.10 help

Daniel Stegmueller d.stegmueller at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 22:36:26 UTC 2009

Stefan beat me to it... I switched back to 2.9 immediately, when I  
realized how much I adapted my workflow to this *amazing* bundle!

Why the R team introduced this (quite radical) change I do not know....


On Nov 9, 2009, at 11:11 PM, Hans-Jörg Bibiko wrote:

> On 09.11.2009, at 23:03, Stefan Evert wrote:
>> R starts a built-in Web server that generates HTML help pages
>> dynamically (and handles things like searches through the Web
>> interface). It uses a randomly selected local port, which you should
>> easily be able to figure out in the R process.
> OK.
>>> 2) Are there any tex, man pages available?
>>> (in /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/library/PACKAGE_NAME/
>>> help_or_latex)
>> Nope.  Just a binary database (*.rdb / *.rdx) in the help/
>> subdirectory.
>> You can ask for static HTML pages during package installation (from
>> source), but most users will get the pre-built binaries from CRAN
>> without any "readable" version of the help pages.
> I see. This and next week I've to travel a lot, ie much time for
> adapting hopefully.
> --Hans
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