[Rd] would like to configure help.start() point to a http:// style url rather than ~/.R/doc etc (fwd)

Walter Tautz wtautz@math.uwaterloo.ca
Tue, 30 Jan 2001 11:31:31 -0500 (EST)

In our situation we sometimes run netscape from a another platform via ssh
and so the machine netscape is running on may not contain any R software,
or more precisely the user home account on the machine running
netscape is different from the account they initiated R and
so having netscape look into there home directory will NOT work.

It would desirable to have easy way to specificy a documentation root which
is an actual URL. Is there a place I can specify such a documentation
root in the configuration file? (NOTE. I am running 1.0.0 so perhaps
this has been updated?)

Failing the configuration approach, it would seem some kind
of patch to the file ./src/library/base/R/unix/help.start.R

would be necessary? Anyone have a suggestion? I wouldn't
mind learning a little about scheme (i think this is the language
the file is written in?)


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