Re: [Rd] ignorant question about Roxy- mode in ESS

From: Ben Bolker <>
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2012 01:58:43 +0000

Ben Bolker <bbolker <at>> writes:

> I am slowly getting up to speed/being dragged into using Roxygen in a
> project. I'm wondering if there's a way to emulate the behaviour of C-c
> C-p (Rd-preview-help) in Rd-mode (create a preview in a new Emacs buffer
> in "R Help Preview" mode), but from an Roxygen chunk. In Roxy-mode
> there is C-c C-e C-t (ess-proxy-preview-HTML), which works to preview
> the documentation derived from the current chunk, but it opens the view
> in a browser window instead of an Emacs buffer. (ess-proxy-preview-Rd
> previews the Rd file, which I find cannot be transitively run through
> Rd-preview-help ...)
> (update: I can get it to work if I C-u C-c C-e C-r [to create a buffer
> with the right name], C-x C-s [save it], *then* C-c C-p , but this (a)
> seems like a lot of keystrokes, (b) creates a file that I then have to
> go delete ...)
> Any ideas? I'm not enough of an emacs-hacker to figure out how to put
> these two pieces together. Perhaps I have an old ess version (5.14)?

  UPDATE: after some more poking around I found the ess-help list, probably a better place for this (and found a relatively recent, open thread where people were having a similar issue: ). mailing list Received on Wed 01 Feb 2012 - 02:10:51 GMT

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