[R] Problem with help() respectively ?

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Sat Apr 1 16:12:04 CEST 2006

Werner Wernersen wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a problem with my the R help system. I have
> been searching through the help archives but I can't
> find anything about it and I don't know how to specify
> my search better.
> When I type for instance "?hist", just the next
> command line prompt shows but nothing actually
> happens. There is no help window coming up.
> I already tried reinstalling R (2.2.1, windows XP) but
> that didn't change anything. I am pretty sure the help
> has been working before on this machine.
> Has anybody an idea how to recover the help system?

Which help format do you use?

What about
   help("help", chmhelp=FALSE, htmlhelp=FALSE, offline=FALSE)
Does this work fo you?

Uwe Ligges

> Thanks for your help,
>   Werner
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