Re: [R] how to change default help settings from factory default html

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.tu-dortmund.de>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 15:55:37 +0200

On 14.06.2010 15:39, Katya Mauff wrote:
> Hi-I have tried that offline, -my browser opens and says: "Offline mode
> Firefox is currently in offline mode and can't browse the Web.
> Uncheck "Work Offline" in the File menu, then try again"

Well, go "online" with Firefox which means firefox can access the R help pages afterwards. You do not need to go really online with your machine.

Uwe

> I can access ?help that way, or pages I've been to before having gone offline, but nothing new.
>
>>>> Uwe Ligges<ligges_at_statistik.tu-dortmund.de> 2010/06/14 03:29 PM>>>
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> On 14.06.2010 14:11, Katya Mauff wrote:
>> Hi all
>>
>> Apologies if this is a trivial question- I have searched the lists and the online help files etc but have not managed to find anything. I recently downloaded the latest version of R, which has the help type set to htmlhelp as default (according to http://127.0.0.1:18380/library/utils/html/help.html)
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>> I would very much like to be able to access the help files when I am offline by typing ?topic etc as I used to with the previous R version. Any suggestions?
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> Yes, just type ?topic and your web brwoser opens and displays the help
> file. Note that the address beginning "http://127.0.0.1" is on your
> local machine, hence you can stay offline.
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> Uwe Ligges
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>> Thanks
>> Katya
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