Bug 9009 - Wish/suggestion: add output of citation() to package "manuals"
Summary: Wish/suggestion: add output of citation() to package "manuals"
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: R
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Wishlist (show other bugs)
Version: old
Hardware: All All
: P5 normal
Assignee: Jitterbug compatibility account
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Reported: 2006-06-20 15:22 UTC by Jitterbug compatibility account
Modified: 2006-06-20 15:22 UTC (History)
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Description Jitterbug compatibility account 2006-06-20 15:22:16 UTC
From: Gregor Gorjanc <gregor.gorjanc@gmail.com>
Dear R core,

influenced by recent panel discussion in Vienna I think that it would be
nice to add package specific output of citation() function to package
reference manuals. I think that apropriate place would be just after
fields from DESCRIPTION file. This will be OK for CRAN, but not for
locally installed packages as there is not reference manual there (at
least on my linux box) - why is this the case? Perhaps output of
citation() could be added to package specific help page i.e. to
mypackage.package.Rd file.

The same could be done with R's manuals. I know that there is an entry
in FAQ on this and that there is a note after launching R, but questions
about apropriate reference on R-help list are quite frequent. Perhaps
this is so due to the habit that one looks into the paper/book/manual
about relevant information for reference.

Lep pozdrav / With regards,
    Gregor Gorjanc

University of Ljubljana     PhD student
Biotechnical Faculty
Zootechnical Department     URI: http://www.bfro.uni-lj.si/MR/ggorjan
Groblje 3                   mail: gregor.gorjanc <at> bfro.uni-lj.si

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 you have no certainty until you try." Sophocles ~ 450 B.C.

Comment 1 Jitterbug compatibility account 2006-06-20 16:26:00 UTC
 Yes, very good idea, I have put it onto my 2do list for 2.4.

Comment 2 Jitterbug compatibility account 2006-06-20 18:26:24 UTC
Audit (from Jitterbug):
Tue Jun 20 13:25:31 2006	leisch	moved from incoming to wishlist
Tue Jun 20 13:26:24 2006	leisch	changed notes