[R] How to start default browser on R

Stephen Liu satimis at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 23 08:31:55 CET 2010

Hi David,

I see.  File: gives the full path to the .html file created/download.  Then the 
browser will open that file.  Thanks.

I don't have hwriter package installed.

A side question, what will be the corresponding command on R for check whether a 
package already installed?

similar to;
On R (Windows)
Packages - Load package

Stephen L

----- Original Message ----
From: David Scott <d.scott at auckland.ac.nz>
To: Stephen Liu <satimis at yahoo.com>
Cc: Ista Zahn <izahn at psych.rochester.edu>; "r-help at r-project.org" 
<r-help at r-project.org>
Sent: Tue, November 23, 2010 12:00:36 PM
Subject: Re: [R] How to start default browser on R

  On 23/11/10 16:59, Stephen Liu wrote:
> Hi Ista,
> I see.  Your advice works.  Thanks
> even without:
> browser="C:/Program Files/Internet Explorer/iexplore.exe")
> For non default browser it needs;
> browser="C:/Program Files/Mozilla Firefoe/firefox.exe"
> What will be "file:" used for?
> B.R.
> Stephen L
You can use it to open a local file on your machine as well. I use this 
all the time with hwriter which writes html reports.

David Scott

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