[R-SIG-Mac] 2.10.0 beta help functions

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Thu Oct 15 03:42:24 CEST 2009

On Oct 14, 2009, at 7:19 PM, Peter Cowan wrote:

> I just installed the nightly from r.research.att.com called "R 2.10.0
> beta (2009-10-13)" for leopard using the pkg installer.
> When I use ?plot or help(plot) the help window opens, but is blank.
> And, I get this warning:
>> ?plot
> Warning message:
> In help("plot", package = NULL) :
>  htmhelp = TRUE is deprecated: use help_type ="html"
> I know the help system has changed significantly in 2.10.0 and I
> apologize if it is poor form to report errors such as this while the
> still in the beta phase,

To the contrary! The whole point of the beta phase is that it gets  
tested and all errors reported -- I'll look into this, thanks for the  


> but my reliance on these help functions has
> prevented me from continuing to use the beta and test other changes.
> BTW thank you for the option, in the new installer, to only install
> the 64bit GUI version.
> Thank you,
> Peter
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