[R-SIG-Mac] Blank help window
btupper @ending from bigelow@org
Wed Oct 17 20:53:03 CEST 2018
The behavior I see is identical to what you describe regardless of the function (I used ?data.frame as an example). The help commands
both bring up a blank help window. All of the other steps you have taken yield the same result on my system.
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[R.app GUI 1.70 (7543) x86_64-apple-darwin15.6.0]
R version 3.5.1 (2018-07-02)
Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin15.6.0 (64-bit)
Running under: macOS Sierra 10.12.6
Matrix products: default
attached base packages:
 stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
jpeg png tiff tcltk X11 aqua http/ftp sockets libxml fifo
TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE
cledit iconv NLS profmem cairo ICU long.double libcurl
TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE
> On Oct 17, 2018, at 1:48 PM, zListserv <zlistserv using gmail.com> wrote:
> Many thanks for your suggestions. Not sure whether Ben’s issue is the same as mine. Ben has problems with ?data.frame. My issue is a blank help window when typing ?mean (or any other function).
> Peter suggested checking capabilities(). They are all TRUE.
> You both suggested checking configuration files. Removing .Rprofile, .Rdata, and .Rapp.history made no difference.
> Simon suggested:
>> On 2018-10 -17, at 08:57, Simon Urbanek <simon.urbanek using r-project.org> wrote:
>> Few things to try:
>> - do you see anything in the error console?
> Nothing noticeable in the error console, though I’m inexpert at reading it.
>> - remove (rename) any and all customization files like ~/.Rprofle ~/.RData etc.
> No effect
>> - try running R from the console and starting the html help by hand to see if it works at all:
> Help works when running R from console
>> - if that works try the same from the R.app gui *before* using help:
> No effect in R (except it opens my default browser).
>>> On Oct 16, 2018, at 7:11 PM, zListserv <zlistserv using gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I recently migrated to a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) using the Migration Assistant. Everything went well, though there are always a few things that don't transfer such as applications installed by Brew which I installed manually.
>>> An issue with R arose I can't solve. The help systen opens with a blank window.
>>> Help works when I run R from the terminal so I know the files are installed. Help works fine on the Macintosh I used a the source for the migration so it isn't a problem I inherited. Re-installing R (see sessionInfo below) didn't solve the problem.
>>> Anyone have any suggestions how I can get help to work?
>>> R version 3.5.1 (2018-07-02)
>>> Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin15.6.0 (64-bit)
>>> Running under: macOS High Sierra 10.13.6
>>> Matrix products: default
>>> BLAS: /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/3.5/Resources/lib/libRblas.0.dylib
>>> LAPACK: /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/3.5/Resources/lib/libRlapack.dylib
>>>  en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/C/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8
>>> attached base packages:
>>>  stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods
>>>  base
>>> other attached packages:
>>>  HANDLS_0.34 zUtil_0.121
>>> loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
>>>  Rcpp_0.12.17 lattice_0.20-35 digest_0.6.15 MASS_7.3-50
>>>  chron_2.3-52 grid_3.5.1 plyr_1.8.4 xtable_1.8-2
>>>  DBI_1.0.0 RSQLite_2.1.1 sqldf_0.4-11 blob_1.1.1
>>>  sp_1.3-1 gsubfn_0.7 proto_1.0.0 tools_3.5.1
>>>  Matching_4.9-3 bit64_0.9-7 foreign_0.8-70 bit_1.1-14
>>>  compiler_3.5.1 maptools_0.9-2 memoise_1.1.0
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