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R documentation in Python #2375

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R objects in packages are documented in R "help" pages. It would be convenient to have those easily accessible from

Rpy2 starts providing an automagic building of Python docstrings from the R documentation with the upcoming release 2.3.0.
May be some of it could be used.

To install the upcoming 2.3.0:

hg clone
cd rpy2
hg update version_2.3.x
python install

Then in ipython:

# builds docstrings for all R packages imported; not terribly fast at the moment
import rpy2.interactive as r
# query the doc for "zapsmall", in the R package "base"
@minrk minrk removed the type-enhancement label
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