[R] documentation widget

Tim Hoar thoar at cgd.ucar.edu
Fri Apr 12 17:57:55 CEST 2002

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery ...

I am thinking of imitating the R documentation mechanism.

I have a largeish software project that needs documentation for
each of the functions/modules. The ability to create html, latex,
and pdf documentation from one source is very attractive. Since
my collaborators already know html and latex there is little
incentive to learn XML ... but using latex as the source seems
overly complicated. Using the Rd boilerplate seems much simpler
than trying to use raw latex.

I have looked under R's hood at Rdconv and would like to see if
I could make it work outside the R environment.

Any objections from the authors?

I intend to follow the spirit of the GNU license and will zing it
back to you after I've finished with it (if I need to make any
changes, that is).

Thanks. Once again, you are way ahead of me -- Tim

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