[R-SIG-Mac] Problem viewing overview pdf's

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Tue Feb 10 16:12:31 CET 2009

I'm guessing that it is known, but if not, I can report that it also  
happens on my Mac.

For instance in the 64 bit GUI using the att.research binary R ,  
clicking on the doBy line in the Package Manager window brings up a  
page with a link to "overview". Clicking on that brings up a black  
page in the viewing window.

The other aspect of the Package Manager that does not appear finished  
is the lack of any functionality of the forward and back buttons. When  
using the PM for viewing documentation on packages that are not loaded  
I need to return to the package index page because the fwd and back  
buttons are always greyed out.

I just figured that both these were rather minor difficulties, since  
the overall capacities of R on the Mac are so vast. I would much  
rather that the developers continue as they have been, dealing with  
substantive problems like fixing rggobi/Ggobi.  Thank you to all who  
contributed to that addition. Very kewl. Tried to break it, er, test  
it with a big data set but it held up well.

David Winsemius

sessionInfo and R.Version output follows

 > sessionInfo()
R version 2.8.1 Patched (2009-01-07 r47515)


attached base packages:
[1] splines   stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets   
methods   base

other attached packages:
[1] doBy_3.7        lattice_0.17-20 nlme_3.1-90     Design_2.1-2     
survival_2.34-1 Hmisc_3.4-4

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] cluster_1.11.12 grid_2.8.1      tools_2.8.1

 > R.Version()
[1] "i386-apple-darwin9.6.0"

[1] "i386"

[1] "darwin9.6.0"

[1] "i386, darwin9.6.0"

[1] "Patched"

[1] "2"

[1] "8.1"

[1] "2009"

[1] "01"

[1] "07"

$`svn rev`
[1] "47515"

[1] "R"

[1] "R version 2.8.1 Patched (2009-01-07 r47515)"

On Feb 9, 2009, at 8:59 PM, Zak wrote:

> Just installed the latest (3.8.1) R for Mac OS X after working for a
> year on a much older version. Now, when I use the package manager and
> then select a package with an overview that happens to be a pdf then
> the pdf does not open up in the lower pane as it used to but only a
> black pane appears. The pdf's are definitely there (as I can access
> them through the vignette() utility (Bioconductor). Is this a known
> bug/feature? Is it something to do with installing over prior
> versions? Help!
> Thanks,
> -Zak
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