[Rd] CHM help does not find help docs in package stats

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Fri Jun 18 19:47:54 CEST 2010

On 17.06.2010 09:19, Thaler,Thorn,LAUSANNE,Applied Mathematics wrote:
> Indeed, the R version is 2.9.2. But the package was built on the very
> same system. Besides, another package built with the same version of R
> but on another machine does not show this nasty behavior. Upgrading,
> however, could pose more problems as it solves, since even if I could
> upgrade locally, it would be a mess to assure that all colleagues
> upgrade as well.
> Anyways, even if the chm format is not supported any more by current
> versions of R, it should work with older ones, right? So, what can I do
> additionally to get to the bottom of this problem?

During the last years, Mircosoft "patched" parts of the chm system by 
disallowing different features by default. It may see some result of 
these patches. Anyway, hard to say what is going on without seeing your 
binary package, your system setup, the libraries where you have 
installed you package and the otehrs, knowing if these are network paths 
or local storage, .....

Uwe Ligges

> Thanks + BR,
> Thorn
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Uwe Ligges [mailto:ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de]
> Sent: samedi 12 juin 2010 18:21
> To: Thaler,Thorn,LAUSANNE,Applied Mathematics
> Cc: r-devel at r-project.org
> Subject: Re: [Rd] CHM help does not find help docs in package stats
> Which version of R is this?
> CHM help is R<  2.10.0. All versions thereafter do not support compiled
> html help anymore.
> Please upgrade your version of R and try one of the currently supported
> help formats.
> Best wishes,
> Uwe Ligges
> On 11.06.2010 12:06, Thaler, Thorn, LAUSANNE, Applied Mathematics wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> currently I'm working on an R package bundling some frequently used
>> functions. When I load my package and type
>> ?one_of_my_functions
>> I get the particular help file. If I try to get help on another
>> function, which is part of package stats (prcomp say), I get "This
>> program cannot display the webpage". A help on ?mean does, however,
> work
>> as it opens a new window showing the help on mean.
>> There is another peculiarity, if it happens that I requested a help
> file
>> for a function in the package stats before I used the help on one of
> my
>> functions, everything works out fine.
>> Does anybody know how I can get rid of this annoying behavior? It has
> to
>> have something to do with my particular package, since everything
> works
>> as expected with another package of mine.
>> I override one of the functions of stats (biplot.default), which is,
>> however, not exported and resides within my namespace. Could that be
> the
>> reason?
>> Any help highly appreciated. Thanks + BR,
>> Thorn
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