[R] Installing R help files (2.11 or later) when no internet access.

peter dalgaard pdalgd at gmail.com
Wed Dec 15 18:26:37 CET 2010

On Dec 15, 2010, at 15:20 , gillian raab wrote:

> We work on a secure stand-alone server with no internet access, for security reasons.  We are running Windows XP. SInce version 2.11 the R help files point straight to the internet. Is there any way we could have a local help that we could access on our server.

Actually, they point straight to a webserver on your own machine. However, sufficiently strong security restriction can make that not function either. The most expedient workaround is, I believe, to set options(help_type="text").

> Thanks in advance for any solutions
> Gillian Raab
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