RE: [Rd] Problem with Rcmdr Help menu under devel version of R 2.0.0

From: John Fox <jfox_at_mcmaster.ca>
Date: Sun 29 Aug 2004 - 15:05:49 EST


Dear list members,

As an addendum to my previous message, Help buttons in Rcmdr dialogs -- which generate calls to help() -- also fail to bring up corresponding help pages.

Again, any assistance would be appreciated.  John

> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-devel-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch
> [mailto:r-devel-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of John Fox
> Sent: Saturday, August 28, 2004 10:53 PM
> To: r-devel@stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: [Rd] Problem with Rcmdr Help menu under devel
> version of R 2.0.0
>
> Dear list members,
>
> I've encountered the following problem with the Rcmdr Help
> menu in the development version of R 2.0.0 under Windows XP
> ("Version 2.0.0 Under development (unstable) (2004-08-20),
> ISBN 3-900051-00-3"):
>
> The main Commander window has a (tcltk) Help menu with three
> items, "Commander help", "About Rcmdr", and "Introduction to
> the R Commander", which, in the development version of the
> Rcmdr package, call the following three functions:
>
> helpCommander <- function() help("Commander")
>
> helpAboutCommander <- function() help("aboutRcmdr")
>
> browseManual <- function() {
>
> browseURL(paste(file.path(.path.package(package="Rcmdr")[1], "doc"),
> "/Getting-Started-with-the-Rcmdr.pdf", sep=""))
> }
>
> (Of course, there are help pages for "Commander" and
> "aboutRcmdr" in the Rcmdr package).
>
> These functions are not exported by the Rcmdr package, but as
> near as I can tell, that doesn't seem to be the source of the problem.
>
> The third menu item works fine, but the other two [which
> contain calls to help()] appear to do nothing. I've tried
> several variations, including specifying the package argument
> to help() and using ? in place of help(), but to no avail.
> Curiously, calling, e.g., Rcmdr:::helpCommander() directly
> from the R command prompt works just fine.
>
> Unrelated to the above, I've also encountered some MD5
> checksum problems with R 2.0.0 binary packages for Windows
> installed from CRAN:
>
> ------------- output --------------------
>
> files R/car have the wrong MD5 checksums files R/effects have
> the wrong MD5 checksums files R/multcomp have the wrong MD5
> checksums files R/relimp have the wrong MD5 checksums
>
> ------------- end ---------------------
>
> Finally, there seems to be a dependency problem with the
> lmtest package Windows binary installed via the "Packages ->
> Install package(s) from CRAN"
> menu in the R Console:
>
> ------------- output --------------------
>
> > local({a <- CRAN.packages()
> + install.packages(select.list(a[,1],,TRUE), .libPaths()[1],
> + available=a,
> dependencies=TRUE)})
> trying URL
> `http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.0/PACKAGES'
> Content type `text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1' length 18348
> bytes opened URL downloaded 17Kb
>
> also installing the dependencies 'sandwich', 'zoo', 'strucchange'
>
> trying URL
> `http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.0/sandwich_0.1-3.zip'
> Content type `application/zip' length 75982 bytes opened URL
> downloaded 74Kb
>
> trying URL
> `http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.0/zoo_0.2-0.zip'
> Content type `application/zip' length 53003 bytes opened URL
> downloaded 51Kb
>
> trying URL
> `http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.0/strucchange
_1.2-4.zip'
> Error in download.file(url, destfile, method, mode = "wb") :
> cannot open URL
> `http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.0/strucchange
_1.2-4.zip'
> In addition: Warning message:
> cannot open: HTTP status was `404 Not Found'
> >
>
> ------------- end ---------------------
>
>
> Any help would be appreciated, particularly with the problem
> I'm experiencing with the Rcmdr Help menu.
>
> Thanks,
> John
>
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