[R] open help files in browser
murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Tue Mar 30 20:23:15 CEST 2010
On 30/03/2010 2:19 PM, Martin Batholdy wrote:
> I am working on Mac OS X 10.6.
> R-version: 2.9.0.
> > the Mac GUI will intercept the call and do HTML display in the internal browser
> With internal browser you mean a built-in browser of R?
> Is there also a way to invoke Safari to display the help-file (with the common help-functions)?
I don't think so, but you might get a more authoritative answer on the
R-sig-mac mailing list.
> With internal you mean
> On 30.03.2010, at 19:59, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> > On 30/03/2010 1:46 PM, Martin Batholdy wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >> Is there a way to open help files in the default web browser instead of a new R-window
> >> when I use the help-functions (like ?, help.search() etc.)?
> > You don't say what platform you're using. Generally the way to do this is to run options(help_type="html") but that doesn't necessarily work on all platforms: the Mac GUI will intercept the call and do HTML display in the internal browser; other platforms may not be able to run the HTML server.
> > Duncan Murdoch
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