[R] Opening a web browser from R?
J.delasHeras at ed.ac.uk
J.delasHeras at ed.ac.uk
Fri Aug 15 16:42:05 CEST 2008
Thanks to everyone who replied to me, both on and off-list.
Indeed, searching for "url" alone finds 'browseURL' and the very
interesting 'shell.exec'... I must have had a "fuzzy moment" because I
did not see it when I first looked, but yes, there they are!
So, apologies for asking something that was so obvious... but somehow
I missed it the first time.
I'm off to get more coffee...
Quoting Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk>:
> If this is Windows, see shell.exec. On any platform, see browseURL.
> Does help.search("url") not get you there?
> On Fri, 15 Aug 2008, J.delasHeras at ed.ac.uk wrote:
>> I was wondering if there's a way in R to open a web browser (such
>> as Internet Explorer, or Firefox or whatever).
>> I'm doing some analyses that have associated urls, and it would be
>> nice to have the ability to directly open the relevant page from
>> within R.
>> I was looking at the help for 'url' and I can see I can probably
>> access the information I need and display it in my own way, but can
>> I somehow just open the given url with my web browser of choice?
>> many thanks for any help,
>> Dr. Jose I. de las Heras Email: J.delasHeras at ed.ac.uk
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