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

Bill Northcott w.northcott at unsw.edu.au
Tue Nov 18 02:27:07 CET 2008

On 18/11/2008, at 10:11 AM, Sean Davis wrote:
> Does help.start() do what you want?  I don't use Eclipse, so I  
> wouldn't know for sure.

That works running R in a Terminal window, but in the Eclipse console  
I get:

> > help.start()
> Making links in per-session dir ... If '/usr/bin/open' is already  
> running, it is *not* restarted, and you
>     must switch to its window.
> Otherwise, be patient ...
> Warning messages:
> 1: In file.create(f.tg) :
>   cannot create file '/var/folders/D+/D+QWFnqxGq0ldZqPeCsWDE++-+2/- 
> Tmp-//Rtmped4AMu/.R/doc/html/packages.html', reason 'No such file or  
> directory'
> 2: In make.packages.html() : cannot create HTML package index

There does not seem to be a .R directory at that temp location

> root# ls -a /var/folders/D+/D+QWFnqxGq0ldZqPeCsWDE++-+2/-Tmp-// 
> Rtmped4AMu
> .	..

Any suggestions would be welcome.

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