[R-sig-Debian] separate window for help/newbie

Adrian Dusa dusa.adrian at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 14:11:26 CET 2007

On Wednesday 14 November 2007, Johannes Ranke wrote:
> Hi again,
> I just tried to use konqueror as a pager as well - it just opens showing
> my home folder, as Adrian described. It might be because the help
> contents are piped into the pager. Konqueror (and its alias kfmclient)
> is not a pager, althought it is a lot of other things.
> I suggest to use HTML help, at least if you happen to use KDE as a
> desktop environment. Either you just issue the command help.start() from
> within your R session, or you can make HTML help the default. I just
> recalled that there is this R option, and I now have following lines in
> my .Rprofile:
> 	options(htmlhelp=TRUE)
> 	options(browser="kfmclient newTab")

Brilliant, thanks very much Johannes that solves it.
All the best,

Adrian Dusa
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