[R] How to build a vignette?

Jeff Newmiller jdnewmil at dcn.davis.CA.us
Sat Dec 6 04:12:32 CET 2014

You are not talking about a vignette. That is the pdf version of the help files, automatically generated from the same Rd files as the HTML versions.

If you are not going to write the Rd file directly, you probably want roxygen. Markdown is weak on links and template structures, and Rd files use a lot of them. RStudio makes using roxygen to generate Rd files easy, though raw Rd files aren't that bad. Keep in mind that you will probably end up learning a bit of Rd syntax even if you preprocess with roxygen, so don't be shy about diving in to section 2 of the "Writing R Extensions" documentation.
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On December 5, 2014 1:12:36 PM PST, PO SU <rhelpmaillist at 163.com> wrote:
>Dear expeRts,
>  I know we can build a vignette from .Rmd file, but  i find a lot of r
>packages have R topic documented words then followed an index, then
>functions'document which are already described in .RD files. I mean
>that , i don't want to write a vignette , but rather using function
>documents from .Rd files, how can i do?
> TKS.
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