[ESS] plain text help with R 2.4.0.

Francesco Cernuto cernuto at unisi.it
Thu Oct 12 21:01:37 CEST 2006

Francesco Cernuto ha scritto:
> On my environment,
> MS Windows XP SP2
> GNU emacs
> ESS-5.3.3.
> R 2.4.0.
> when I request help on any object, through  ?object, help(object) or 
> `C-c C-v'  I was popped in an empy buffer and, for base package only, I 
> get a CHM help window with the chosen topic help.
> Using the option chemhelp=FALSE, (for example : 
> help(rnorm,package=stats,chmhelp=FALSE), I get a plain text help, but in 
> the R process windows, not in a new buffer as I wish.
> With my previous R version (2.3.1) plain text help was the default 
> display behavior.
> Thank for any help or suggestions.
> Francesco Cernuto, MD MSc
> Siena - Italy
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I wish to apologise for my malformed question.

I got a suggestion from R-help list: just simply modifiy the default 
help format in R-2.4.0  in my R.profile with:


Francesco Cernuto

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