Search for Key Words or Phrases in Documentation
Search for key words or phrases in help pages, vignettes or task views, using the search engine at http://search.r-project.org and view them in a web browser.
RSiteSearch(string, restrict = c("functions", "vignettes", "views"), format = c("normal", "short"), sortby = c("score", "date:late", "date:early", "subject", "subject:descending", "from", "from:descending", "size", "size:descending"), matchesPerPage = 20)
- A character string specifying word(s) or a phrase to search. If the words are to be searched as one entity, enclose all words in braces (see the first example).
- a character vector, typically of length greater than one.
Values can be abbreviated.
Possible areas to search in:
functionsfor help pages,
viewsfor task views and
vignettesfor package vignettes.
short(no excerpts); can be abbreviated.
- character string (can be abbreviated) indicating how to
sort the search results:
date:latefor sorting by date with latest results first,
date:earlyfor earliest first,
subjectfor subject in alphabetical order,
subject:descendingfor reverse alphabetical order,
from:descendingfor sender (when applicable),
- How many items to show per page.
This function is designed to work with the search site at http://search.r-project.org, and depends on that site continuing to be made available (thanks to Jonathan Baron and the School of Arts and Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania).
Unique partial matches will work for all arguments. Each new browser window will stay open unless you close it.
(Invisibly) the complete URL passed to the browser,
including the query string.
browseURL for how the help file is displayed.