[ESS] help fails for functions with more than one option
James W. MacDonald
jmacdon at med.umich.edu
Mon Jan 28 16:21:44 CET 2008
Martin Maechler wrote:
>>>>>> "JimMcD" == James W MacDonald <jmacdon at med.umich.edu>
>>>>>> on Thu, 24 Jan 2008 12:26:08 -0500 writes:
> JimMcD> I have also found this to be helpful:
> JimMcD> library(tcltk)
> JimMcD> ?spec
> Hmm, I've never have a problem with this:
> For me, tcltk was always autoloaded and a popup-window (from
> tcltk) with the menu was displayed; I click and the proper help
> page is opened inside emacs.
Really? I wonder what is wrong with my setup then. I am using
This is GNU Emacs 188.8.131.52 (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600)
of 2007-07-07 on NEUTRINO
And I have consistent problems with popups not popping. The following
are consistent for me:
1.) ?something where the function is in two different packages.
?hyperGtest from GOstats is a perfect example.
2.) chooseCRANmirror(), which I have tracked down to select.list(). This
won't work the first time I try. However if I kill it with a c-g c-c c-c
then I can run it again without problems (e.g. select.list(letters)
fails, but a c-g c-c c-c and an up arrow will then work).
If I load tcltk first, both will work without problems. But I am _not_
getting a tcltk listbox, just the usual Windows one.
Note that this isn't true for either RGui, nor running R directly from a
DOS prompt. In both of those cases I get the popup without problems.
James W. MacDonald, M.S.
Affymetrix and cDNA Microarray Core
University of Michigan Cancer Center
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor MI 48109
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