[ESS] ESS 5.5 released

Stephen Eglen S.J.Eglen at damtp.cam.ac.uk
Wed Oct 7 13:45:25 CEST 2009

Dear all,

> It does not contain new features, but fixes some buglets,
> including the recent issue
> that enabling (non-emacs) HTML help for R
> now does work by customizing the 
> inferior-ess-help-command variable to
>     "help(\"%s\", htmlhelp=TRUE)\n"
> either by explicitly ("old-fashioned") adding
>     (setq inferior-ess-help-command   "help(\"%s\", htmlhelp=TRUE)\n")
> to your ~/.emacs
> or by going through emacs menus
>     Options -> Customize -> "Specific Option.."

Small correction, I think you need to add the following to .emacs (note
different variable name):

(setq inferior-ess-r-help-command "help(\"%s\", htmlhelp=TRUE)\n")

Customize should work too.


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