[R] Help Files

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Jan 6 09:35:25 CET 2000

On Thu, 6 Jan 2000, Wong Ee Hwee wrote:

> Hi,
> I've just downloaded rwinst.exe and ran the installer. 
Afterwhich I double-clicked the Rgui icon. However, when I 
clicked on any of the help options, for example, I clicked 
'Help' then 'R Language (html)', there's a message saying: 
Error in help.start() : I can't find the html help. 

You do need to install the HTML help to be able to use it.
It is in a separate zip file (rw0901w.zip)

>From the R for Windows FAQ:

1.1) Where can I find the latest version?

Go to any CRAN site (see http://cran.r-project.org/mirrors.html for a
list), navigate to the bin/windows/windows-NT/base directory and collect
the files you need. You will need at least the files

      rw0xxxb1.zip rw0xxxb2.zip
      rw0xxxh.zip (text help) or rw0xxxch.zip (Compiled HTML help)

and you may want rw0xxxwh.zip (the Windows help files) or rw0xxxw.zip
(the HTML format help files), rw0xxxl.zip (the LaTeX format help
files, used for offline printing), or rw0xxxd.zip (the draft manuals,
in PDF).

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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