[R] help and Firefox

Erich Neuwirth erich.neuwirth at univie.ac.at
Wed Aug 15 12:23:39 CEST 2007

My configuration is  Windows XP, R-2.5.1patched.
My standard browser in Windows is Firefox 2.0.6,
and I am using htmlhelp.
I have problems with starting the browser for displaying help.
help("lm") works as it should when Firefox is already running.
When I do help("lm") and the browser is not yet started,
I get
Error in shell.exec(url) :
'C:\PROGRA~2\R\R-25~1.1\library\stats\html\lm.html' not found
but nevertheless the browser starts and the html file is displayed
some seconds later.

If I try to use help from within a function and the browser is not open,
the browser will not start and therefore help will not be displayed.

Has anybody else experienced the same problem?
Is there a solution?

Erich Neuwirth, University of Vienna
Faculty of Computer Science
Computer Supported Didactics Working Group
Visit our SunSITE at http://sunsite.univie.ac.at
Phone: +43-1-4277-39464 Fax: +43-1-4277-39459

More information about the R-help mailing list