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Generate static html documentation for an R package
Latest commit 67b8193 @hadley Merge pull request #89 from jranke/fixes
Fix the print method for Rd_content, bringing back parse_rd


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staticdocs provides a way to conveniently render R package documentation into html pages suitable for stand-alone viewing, such as on a package webpage. You can see staticdocs in action at this is the output of staticdocs applied to the latest version of staticdocs.

staticdocs is not currently available from CRAN, but you can install the development version from github with:

# install.packages("devtools")


  • Attractive defaults: staticdocs uses bootstrap to provide an attractive website.

  • Customisable: you can override the default templates to provide alternative rendering

  • Flexible ways to specify the index page so you can group related functions together.

Compared to Rd2html, staticdocs:

  • Makes it easier to customise the output.

  • Runs examples, so users see both input and output.

  • Assumes only one package is being rendered - links to documentation in other packages are forwarded to inside-R.

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