[R] Firefox keyword searches for R & S-Plus

Romain François francoisromain at free.fr
Fri Nov 12 22:57:07 CET 2004

Hello Kevin,

That's a good idea to use the functionnality of firefox to search for 
help in R.
I wonder if that is possible to perform the search in the searchplugins 
(like google), I tried to but there is always the characters %20= that 
messed up with the one I was actually looking at.
Maybe something I don't see well, I created the following file in my 
C:/Program Files/Mozilla Firefox/searchplugins directory (just copying 
the google one)

# Mozilla/R plug-in by francoisromain at free.fr

   description="R search engine"

<input name=" " user>

    charset = "UTF-8"

Any idea ?
Sorry for my english.


kwright at eskimo.com a écrit :

>If you've 'rediscovered the web' with Firefox (http://getfirefox.com), you
>might find this tip handy.  Suppose you want to search the (local) R
>documentation for information about the lme function.  Wouldn't it be nice
>to just type into the browser address bar:
>  r lme
>and have the search performed?  Here's how (on Windows):
>Click on this link: 
>Bookmark the page and name the bookmark something like: R 2.0.0 doc search
>Edit the properties of the bookmark (by right-clicking on the bookmark)
>and in the keywords field enter: r
>Click OK.
>That's all there is to it except for a couple of notes:
>1. The first time the local search is performed (during a browser
>session), the java search applet has to be loaded.  This takes several
>2. If you use a different operating system, a different version of R, or
>install R in a different location, change the bookmark path to the
>"SearchObject" file as appropriate.
>3. By default this only searches Help page titles.  You may prefer a more
>comprehensive search that includes Keywords and Object names.  Edit the
>SearchObject.html file and change 'false' to 'true' in the following line:
>  line = line + document.SearchEngine.search (searchstring,true,true,true);
>Here are my R and S-Plus bookmarks.  I'll just give the link, my bookmark
>name, and my bookmark keyword.
>R mail archive search
>S-news archive search
>R 2.0.0 doc search
>Happy searching!
>Kevin Wright
>R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
>PLEASE do read the posting guide! http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html

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