[R-SIG-Mac] Help.start() issues

Paul Rathouz prathouz at health.bsd.uchicago.edu
Fri Nov 14 22:18:05 MET 2003

George --

I have heard that in order to get this to work correctly, you have to use
an old browser running under darwin / x11.

Here is my work-around:

- I use safari as my default, so I go through help.start() to launch it,
and then click on "packages" and then to the command i am interested in.

- if I want to do a search, then I use the help.search() command to get a
list of possible commands, and then I just look in those commands using
safari as my browser.

not perfect, but functional . . . the help.search() command is key.

-- pr

On Fri, 14 Nov 2003, George W. Gilchrist wrote:

> Sorry to bother folks, but what browsers are known to work for help.start()
> on OS X (just installed Panther...)? I use Safari for most things, but it
> does not seem to work for /usr/local/lib/R/doc/html/index.html. Something
> about the Java script involved in searching does not run correctly. I have
> the same problem with Netscape 7.1. The last "success" I had was with
> Netscape 7.0. Does anyone have a better suggestion? Thanks, as always.
> Cheers, George
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