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Generate Outline Documentation for a Data Set

Generates a shell of documentation for a data set.

Keywords
documentation
Usage
promptData(object, filename = NULL, name = NULL)
Arguments
object
an R object to be documented as a data set.
filename
usually, a connection or a character string giving the name of the file to which the documentation shell should be written. The default corresponds to a file whose name is name followed by ".Rd". Can also be NA (see below).
name
a character string specifying the name of the object.
Details

Unless filename is NA, a documentation shell for object is written to the file specified by filename, and a message about this is given.

If filename is NA, a list-style representation of the documentation shell is created and returned. Writing the shell to a file amounts to cat(unlist(x), file = filename, sep = "\n"), where x is the list-style representation.

Currently, only data frames are handled explicitly by the code.

Value

If filename is NA, a list-style representation of the documentation shell. Otherwise, the name of the file written to is returned invisibly.

See Also

prompt

Aliases
  • promptData
Examples
library(utils) promptData(sunspots) unlink("sunspots.Rd")
Documentation reproduced from package utils, version 3.1.2, License: Part of R 3.1.2

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