[ESS] no S4 help under Windows XP

Ross Boylan ross at biostat.ucsf.edu
Tue Oct 20 22:50:56 CEST 2009

I installed Goulet's package awhile ago, and am running ESS 5.3.10,
emacs 22.3.1 and R 2.8.1.  I started an R session with M-X R.  I don't
think I've made any customizations to R/ESS.

gets me an empty buffer *help[R](setClass)*.

Could anyone suggest a solution or diagnosis?  (Well, other than my
short-term fix of working in Linux--the data I'll need is on Windows and
needs to stay there).

?sum (for example) pops open a windows help browser, open on the
approprirate function.  That browser only shows the contents of one
package (base in that case).

library(help=methods) gets the expected help in the R session (i.e., in
the same window as the one in which I typed the command).

search() shows methods on the path.

I launched emacs by dragging a .R file onto the emacs icon on my

Ross Boylan

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