[R] Using help in Windows version of R with disabled browser [SOLVED]

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 19:56:41 CEST 2011

On 28/04/2011 11:00 AM, cpoirier wrote:
> Dear Ranjan,
> I'm afraid the command "options(help_type = 'text')" will not work if R is
> closed and opened again as the 'help_type' argument is set to 'html' by
> default in Windows (same for me).

That's a default, but you can change it when you install R if you don't 
want to find the file to edit.  A re-install that de-selects most of the 
components won't delete them, so it's a quick way to change the startup 

Duncan Murdoch

> You should better modify the 'C:/Program Files/R/R-X.XX.X/etc/Rprofile.site'
> file with a text editor, as it is entitled: "Things you might want to
> change" (and this is the case indeed!)
> So move the # character in the following section from:
> # set the default help type
> # options(help_type="text")
>   options(help_type="html")
> to:
> # set the default help type
>   options(help_type="text")
> # options(help_type="html")
> and the 'help_type' argument is now definitely set to 'text' in Windows.
> Hope this helps!
> Clement
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