Show R Manuals and Other Documentation
Utility function to find and display R documentation.
RShowDoc(what, type = c("pdf", "html", "txt"), package)
- a character string: see ‘Details’.
- an optional character string giving the preferred format. Can be abbreviated.
- an optional character string specifying the name of a package within which to look for documentation.
what can specify one of several different sources of documentation,
including the R manuals (
COPYING (the GPL licence), any of the licenses in
FAQ (also available as
R-FAQ), and the files in
R_HOME/doc. Only on Windows, the R for Windows FAQ is specified by
package is supplied, documentation is looked for in the
doc and top-level directories of an installed package of that name. If
what is missing a brief usage message is printed. The documentation types are tried in turn starting with the first
"pdf" if none is specified).
A invisible character string given the path to the file found.