[ESS] ESS, devtools, and documentation

Vitalie Spinu spinuvit at gmail.com
Thu Oct 16 18:46:29 CEST 2014

There should be no difference.

Do you mean that it works in emacs shell prompt (aka M-x shell)?


 >>> "Timothy W. Hilton" on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:25:41 -0700 wrote:

 > Hi,
 > 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
 > community!

 > best,
 > Tim

 > --

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

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