Re: [Rd] in html?

From: Duncan Murdoch <>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 10:17:36 -0500

On 15/02/2012 8:03 AM, wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
>"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 just tried it on Windows, and got this error message in R-devel:

 > options(help_type="html")
 > ??mean
starting httpd help server ... done
Error in shell.exec(url) :

   ' 13432 /doc/html/Search?pattern= mean ' not found

Looks like some spaces have crept into the URL. I'll take a look. (R-patched was fine.)

Duncan Murdoch

> I am running
> > sessionInfo()
> R Under development (unstable) (2012-02-13 r58337)
> Platform: x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu (64-bit)
> locale:
> attached base packages:
> [1] stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
> loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
> [1] tools_2.15.0
> h. mailing list Received on Wed 15 Feb 2012 - 15:29:58 GMT

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