[R] help system works under IE but not Firefox

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Fri Feb 26 20:00:00 CET 2010

On 26/02/2010 11:31 AM, Raynor, Bill wrote:
> I just upgraded to 2.10.1 on a WinXPSP2 machine. When I type help.start() R attempts to open a browser session at using my default browser (Firefox 3.6) and is unable to connect. If I then open the same page using IE 8, it works just fine. How do I fix/change R so that it works with Firefox?

I think you want to fix Firefox so it works with R.  The most likely 
problem is that it's using a proxy/firewall somewhere; you want to enter as an exception to which it should connect directly.

Duncan Murdoch

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