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Generate a Shell for Documentation of a Package

Generates a shell of documentation for an installed or source package.

Keywords
documentation
Usage
promptPackage(package, lib.loc = NULL, filename = NULL,
              name = NULL, final = FALSE)
Arguments
package
a character string with the name of an installed or source package to be documented.
lib.loc
a character vector describing the location of R library trees to search through, or NULL. The default value of NULL corresponds to all libraries currently known. For a source package this should specify the parent directory of the package's sources.
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 help topic, typically of the form <pkg>-package.
final
a logical value indicating whether to attempt to create a usable version of the help topic, rather than just a shell.
Details

Unless filename is NA, a documentation shell for package 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. If final is TRUE, the generated documentation will not include the place-holder slots for manual editing, it will be usable as-is. In most cases a manually edited file is preferable (but final = TRUE is certainly less work).

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
  • promptPackage
Documentation reproduced from package utils, version 3.3.2, License: Part of R 3.3.2

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