[R] help went away from top emacs window :-(
spencer.graves at pdf.com
Fri Nov 3 06:02:09 CET 2006
This change has created problems for me using XEmacs 21.4.19 with
CHM file could not be displayed
R version 2.4.0 (2006-10-03)
attached base packages:
 "methods" "stats" "graphics" "grDevices" "utils" "datasets"
Restoring the previous default with "options(chmhelp=FALSE)"
eliminates this problem. From the time I first noticed this problem
until just prior to reading this thread, I used RGui to get help. (It
wasn't hard to think of this, because 'install.packages' under ESS goes
waits for me to select a mirror -- but without asking me to select
such! Result: I used RGui instead of Rterm under XEmacs to
Thanks for all your great efforts on R. It has definitely made me
much more productive, and I believe it is making substantive
contributions to the improvement of people's quality of life all over
Richard M. Heiberger wrote:
> I agree with both Duncan and Martin. With Duncan, that this is not
> a Windows FAQ. With Martin, that it is an FAQ. I recommend that it
> go on the R FAQ page, prior to the current 7.24. Here is a draft of the
> question and an outline of the answer.
> 7.24 Why does the help information, for example when I type "?lm",
> show up in (a browser window, an emacs buffer in its own frame, an
> emacs buffer in the same frame as *R*, in a Windows-style help window,
> in a new frame inside the Rgui window, in a new frame on the computer
> screen)? I really want it in the (choose from the same list).
> The answer includes at least the following:
> On Windows, set options(chmhelp=TRUE/FALSE).
> With Java, use help.start()
> In emacs, set the emacs variable ess-help-frame
> On the correct default for ESS, I am not sure for myself.
> I can see a case both for help in emacs buffers and in the
> chmhelp window. This week I am tending to the chmhelp window,
> even when on emacs.
> R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
> PLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
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