[R-SIG-Mac] feature request: paste and match style / open help files in external browser (R.app)

Ben Madin lists at remoteinformation.com.au
Thu Apr 1 01:34:48 CEST 2010

G'day Simon et al,

On 31/03/2010, at 23:17 , Martin Batholdy wrote:

> I use the help-functions a lot to look up all the different arguments of a function.
> What I would love is if it would be possible to open help-files in a different program (like Safari).
> So that when I type ?par (or help("par")) my default web browser pops up and shows me the help-file.
> That would give me the opportunity to easily search the help-file via CMD+F and to quickly switch between a help-file and a script.

An alternative feature option I often wished for when learning a new package would be the ability to select the text in the help window, and use the Command-Return key combination (as for the script window) to execute it (ie for the example text) instead of the copy - change window - paste - return combination... thus making stepping through example scripts much easier... but I suspect this to have hidden complexities!



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