[R] R help from command line

Patrick Connolly p_connolly at slingshot.co.nz
Wed Aug 12 08:38:00 CEST 2009

On Tue, 11-Aug-2009 at 02:43PM -0500, Peng Yu wrote:

|> Hi,
|> I frequently need to open multiple help pages in R, which requires the
|> start of multiple R sessions. I am wondering if there is a way to
|> invoke the help page from the command line just like 'man'.

If you use ESS (with Emacs) you can have any number of help pages open
each within its own Emacs buffer.  It works even using Windows.
That's at least as good as reading man pages.


|> Regards,
|> Peng
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