Re: [Rd] library path in Rd link

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 18:54:50 -0500

On 14/11/2007 6:44 PM, Adrian Dusa wrote:
> On Thursday 15 November 2007, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>> [...]
>>> Using as above:
>>> \code{\link{anova}}
>>>
>>> the html help file directs to
>>> file:///home/adi/myRlibrary/stats/html/anova.html
>> I hope it is actually ../../stats/html/anova.html and the browser is
>> interpreting that as a full URL.
>>
>>> instead of
>>> file:///usr/lib/R/library/stats/html/anova.html
>> But at run time help.start() creates links into a subdirectory of
>> tempdir(). As in
>>
>>> help.start()
>
> I got it.
> Perhaps it would be useful to have another startup option, something like:
> options(htmlLinksResolve=TRUE)
>
> that one could use in the .First() function from .Rprofile
>
> I tried using help.start() in .Rprofile, but it throws a (probably obvious)
> error:
> Error: could not find function "help.start"

That's just because .Rprofile is run before most packages are attached; you should be able to say utils::help.start() to get it to run.

>
>
> For my personal purposes, all questions have been answered though.
> Thank you very much,
> Adrian
>
>



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