[R] Need online version of R help pages
murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Sat Apr 18 03:04:18 CEST 2015
On 16/04/2015 5:02 PM, paul wrote:
> The help for the cygwin port of R is buggy and hides random lines of
You've already been told not to use the Cygwin port. It's buggy in the
help pages, and probably in many other respects as well. It doesn't
pass the R self-tests. Don't use it.
Consquently, I've been relying on Google, but it is often not
> clear how directly relevant the info is for the specific command that
> I'm using. For example, reshape is complicated, and has more than 1
> Is there an online version of the help pages?
> I tried looking for html versions of the help pages by ferruting
> through the R.home() subtree. Haven't found them so far. There are
> package pages in subdirectories <package>/html/00Index.html, but they
> just contain links to html files that don't reside in my R.home()
> subtree. There are also subdirectories <package>/help, but they
> contain pages that I don't recognize (*.rds, *.rdb, *.rdx).
> Getting desparate here, and realizing how the web is not in any way a
> substituted for locally available help pages that you can be confident
> is right for your installation.
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