[R-SIG-Mac] X11-tcltk packages and the Aqua help browser

stefano iacus stefano.iacus at unimi.it
Tue Dec 14 18:47:40 CET 2004

Try setting htmlhelp = TRUE in the options, this should allow Rcmdr to 
call the default html browser.

This problem with help will be fixed in r-devel as we are going to 
redefine the print methods for help.

On Dec 14, 2004, at 6:30 PM, Dan Putler wrote:

> I'm working on a modified version of John Fox' Rcmdr package to use in 
> a
> course I will begin teaching in February. In preparation for this, I'm
> making sure that the package is truly platform independent. On the OS X
> side I have run into a minor issue involving how help files get
> displayed. Specifically, help files that are triggered withing Rcmdr 
> get
> handled as plain text (which Rcmdr provides an X11 tk text window to
> display), and not through the Aqua help browser. I'm wondering if there
> is a way to have the html help files of Rcmdr displayed in the Aqua 
> help
> browser.
> What may or may not be obvious from the above description is that the
> Rcmdr package is written using the tcltk package, and I'm using the
> standard CRAN version of R 2.0.1 on Panther, so tcltk widgets are
> handled in X11.
> Dan Putler
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