The goal of tl is to provide an R equivalent to the tldr command line tool, a community-contributed set of quick reference guides for R functions.

“Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away” - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Briefly forgotten how a function works? Don’t want to scroll through a long help file to find the example usage? You need tl;dr!


You can install the current version of tl from github with:



Here are some basic examples of how to use tl:

Use the dr function to find a help page


Page you are looking for does not exist? Use the create_page function to make one! Please follow the instructions to keep it brief.

Want to submit your new page to the tl package? Use the submit_page function to get instructions on how to add your help page to tl.