[Rd] help.search() in html?

From: <hkawakat_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 13:03:18 +0000


I have options(help_type="html") in my .Rprofile and when I type ?foo, the man page appears as a new tab in my web browser (which is already running). Fine. However, when I type ??foo, rather than the results appearing in a new tab, a new instance of the web browser is spawned with the default homepage displayed. Same with help.search("foo"). Am I the only one seeing this? Is there some setting/option that I am missing?
(At the moment, I bring up a man page via ?foo and then manually follow the <Index> link at the bottom of the page to go up to the search engine page.) R --vanilla shows the results of ??foo in the
terminal window as expected.

I am running
> sessionInfo()

R Under development (unstable) (2012-02-13 r58337) Platform: x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu (64-bit)


 [1] LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8       LC_NUMERIC=C              
 [3] LC_TIME=en_GB.UTF-8        LC_COLLATE=en_GB.UTF-8    
 [7] LC_PAPER=C                 LC_NAME=C                 
 [9] LC_ADDRESS=C               LC_TELEPHONE=C            

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base     

loaded via a namespace (and not attached): [1] tools_2.15.0


| Hiroyuki Kawakatsu
| Business School, Dublin City University
| Dublin 9, Ireland. Tel +353 (0)1 700 7496

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