[ESS] no S4 help under Windows XP

Ross Boylan ross at biostat.ucsf.edu
Tue Oct 20 23:01:13 CEST 2009

I just installed the latest package,
over my old one.  Same misbehavior.  It has ess 5.5, emacs 23.1.

On Tue, 2009-10-20 at 13:50 -0700, Ross Boylan wrote:
> 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.
> ?setClass
> or 
> ?Classes
> 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
> desktop.
> Thanks.
> Ross Boylan

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