[ESS] ESS, devtools, and documentation

Timothy W. Hilton thilton at ucmerced.edu
Thu Oct 16 18:25:41 CEST 2014


I'm unable to access documentation for an R package I'm developing while
using devtools within ESS.  Starting R within ESS and attempting to
access some docs that I wrote:

M-x R
> library(devtools)
> load_all('VPRM_Rpckg')
> ?Park_Falls

A message then appears in the minibuffer:
No documentation for ‘Park_Falls’ in specified packages and libraries:

If I start R from the shell prompt the above sequence displays the
documentation for Park_Falls, as expected.

ess-version: 14.09 [svn: 6041 (2014-09-13)] (loaded from /Users/tim/.emacs.d/ess-14.09/)
GNU Emacs 24.3.1 (x86_64-apple-darwin13.4.0, NS apple-appkit-1265.21) of
2014-10-08 on Timothys-MacBook-Air.local

Any advice much appreciated!  I really love coding in ESS but accessing
my own documentation is pretty important to me as I try to finalize this
package I'm working on.

As always, thanks for making the excellent ESS available to the



Timothy W. Hilton
Assistant Project Scientist
School of Engineering
University of California, Merced
thilton at ucmerced.edu

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