[R] Cannot activate chm help in R 2.10

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Tue Oct 27 16:55:11 CET 2009

Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> On 10/27/2009 10:56 AM, Ulrike Groemping wrote:
>> Duncan Murdoch-2 wrote:
>>> Ulrike Groemping wrote:
>>> ...
>>>> My system is Windows XP, German locale computer. On installation, I was
>>>> asked to decide for text or html help and chose html (there was no 
>>>> radio
>>>> button for chm help).  
>>> ...
>>> If you set
>>> options(help_type="html")
>>> you'll get HTML help with links in your default browser.
>>> Duncan Murdoch
>> Thank you very much, this works. But I am very surprised that it is 
>> not the
>> default. Having chosen html help during installation, I would have 
>> expected
>> this to be active without having to change an option.
> Yes, it should have been, but there was a bug in the installer, and the 
> preference indicated there was ignored. This is why it's useful to have 
> people doing testing during the beta test period:  things like this are 
> easy to fix, but they need to be noticed first.

And let me add:

The whole statistics department has been on two pre-release versions 
(beta and release-candidate) and nobody reported any error. The 
installer problem has not been found because I installed from sources 
anyway. This shows it makes sense to have more than just 400+ beta 
testers. ;-)


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