Re: [Rd] Help in 2.10 lost its "Find" feature

From: Henrik Bengtsson <hb_at_stat.berkeley.edu>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 17:57:19 +0100

For the text based help, there is no search feature on Windows, e.g.

options(help_type="text");
help(readLines);

but if you use the HTML-based help, you can use the browser's search features as suggested/wanted:

options(help_type="html");
help(readLines);

/Henrik

On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 5:40 PM, hadley wickham <h.wickham_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> I understand that no one wanted to maintain the old Help, but one feature I
>> used extensively -- as a newbie to R or to an unfamiliar package -- was the
>> capability of searching for a word or phrase on the Help page itself.
>> Ctrl-F/Command-F (Windows/mac) 'differently-phrased-capability' was a fast
>> way to find out how to specify the arguments for a function call to
>> accommodate a "capability" phrased differently than could be found in the
>> author's designed argument list, especially for long and informative Help's.
>> If new-Help could easily be enhanced to resurrect that feature, I believe
>> many users would appreciate it. Thanks.
>
> Most browsers offer this feature - it certainly works in safari and
> firefox, and I'm sure in internet explorer too.
>
> Hadley
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