[R-SIG-Mac] help() start page - how to set

Bill Northcott w.northcott at unsw.edu.au
Mon Nov 17 23:57:11 CET 2008

I am trying to get StatET (an Eclipse plugin for R/S) working on MacOS.

I can bring up a functioning R console within Eclipse but have a  
problem with help().

If I set options browser="/usr/bin/open" and htmlHelp=TRUE, then  
help(name) brings up the appropriate help page in the default browser.

However, help() with no argument brings up help(help).   This is what  
happens with help() running R in a Terminal.  What I would like to get  
is the help index page which is at /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/ 
Versions/2.7/Resources/doc/html/index.html as when one selects Help in  
the R gui.

Is there any way to do this?

Bill Northcott
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