R-alpha: Re: online help w/o html

Martin Maechler (maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch)
Wed, 22 May 96 18:19:53 +0200


Date: Wed, 22 May 96 18:19:53 +0200
Message-Id: <9605221619.AA03626@>
From: Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch>
To: jlindsey@luc.ac.be
In-Reply-To: <9605221300.AA06504@alpha.luc.ac.be> (message from Jim Lindsey on
Subject: R-alpha: Re: online help w/o html

[I thought this may be of use to others on the list ...]

>>>>> "Jim" == Jim Lindsey <jlindsey@luc.ac.be> writes:

    Jim> Thanks Martin. .....
    Jim> Documentation for R is minimal and I have no online help 
    Jim> because I am running Linux on a portable without html support.

In  $RHOME:

	cd src
	make help

will produce complete online help in "nroff" form.

That one IS available w/o html/netscape/....  by using

	help(...).

Even more comfortable is the  Emacs R-mode (S-mode + some hacks)
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where you can use  C-c C-v
to have each help(.) answer in it's separate buffer.
You can directly "send" Examples from the help buffer to the running R,....

-- Martin
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