[ESS] no S4 help under Windows XP

Stephen Eglen S.J.Eglen at damtp.cam.ac.uk
Tue Oct 20 23:32:52 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.
> ?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).

hi Ross, can I just confirm -- you find that


works on linux

but not on windows?

Does life get any easier if you add:

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

to your .emacs which should then start help windows in a web browser?


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