ess bets mismanages help output?
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Fri Mar 19 17:58:17 CET 2004
>>>>> "Rodney" == Rodney Sparapani <rsparapa at post.its.mcw.edu>
>>>>> on Fri, 19 Mar 2004 08:50:29 -0600 (CST) writes:
>>> options(htmlhelp = TRUE)
>>> or did this stop working ?
>>> (for me, help.start() doesn't even work currently with a running
>>> Mozilla, you see how much I use the 'only true' interface ..).
>> Martin, from Paul's description, here is what I thought happened:
>> If you do help.start(), then subsequent ?lm calls appeared in the
>> I know that ESS grabs the ?lm and sends it to R, redirecting the
>> But you are suggesting that R will "grab the help and shove it into
>> the browser" if that option is set? (I don't have a browser with Java
>> currently running on this laptop, can't test).
Rodney> Hmmm. options(htmlhelp = TRUE) does nothing for me.
Rodney> I still get ?lm in an emacs buffer.
Did you *delete* the already existing *help[R](lm)* buffer
Existing help buffers are 'recycled' by default.
IIRC, you can also C-u C-c C-v which does "forces" not re-using
an existing help buffer.
Rodney> I still get ?lm in an emacs buffer. Of course, I'm
Rodney> using help.start(), but Martin seems to be using
Rodney> something else; what is that?
did I allude to anything else?
No, I don't. But I know about the "reuse existing help buffer"
Rodney> By the way, is anyone else bothered by the sporadic
Rodney> highlighting of the 'for's, 'in's, 'switch's,
Rodney> etc. of their output. Shouldn't just the input be
Rodney> highlighted, i.e. lines that start with '>' or '+'?
yes, you are right (but it might be a bit of work to achieve
correctly in all cases).
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