[R] help.start() setup with netscape

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jan 17 08:54:02 CET 2003

options(browser="netscape"), e.g. in R_HOME/etc/environ, or just call
help.start(browser="netscape"): this is all in ?help.start.

Note the issue is how you set up the Java plugin: search the archives for
hints (which were to look on the mozilla release notes archive, as I 
recall).  Mozilla 1.1 can I believe be made to work if some link is added.

On Fri, 17 Jan 2003, Sam McClatchie wrote:

> System info:
> Mandrake 9.0
> R Version 1.6.1
> ESS 5.1.21
> Emacs 21.2.1
> -------------------
> Colleagues
> I understand that help.start() search function works with netscape and 
> although it may also work with latest versions of mazilla it doesn't 
> seem to with the one I'm using (Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; 
> rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826). I thought that there were instructions for 
> setting up the browser for help.start() in the Mandrake-Readme.txt at 
> <http://www.cran.r-project.org/>, but that seems to be gone now (or 
> perhaps I am mistaken that it was ever there?).
> Please can you tell me where to find the setup to specify netscape as 
> the browser that R uses? I want to keep mozilla as my primary browser.
> Best fishes
> Sam

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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