Re: [R] R 2.5.0 Help - problems with search

From: Marc Schwartz <marc_schwartz_at_comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 07:47:54 -0500

On Thu, 2007-05-10 at 08:29 -0400, Pietrzykowski, Matthew (GE, Research) wrote:
> Hello-
>
> I recently upgraded from R 2.4.1 to R 2.5.0 and have tried to used the
> search engine with minimal results. When I enter the command,
>
> > help.start()
>
> My browser opens with the main html interface. When I click the link
> for the search engine, the search page comes up, but when I enter a
> search term the result is always "undefined".
>
> I am looking on my end for browser setting options, but would like to
> know
> if there was an error in installation that I am not aware of.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Matt

You don't indicate what OS you are on, but your message headers suggest Windows.

When you get to the Search Engine page, take note of the following text below the search buttons:

"For search to work, you need Java installed and both Java and JavaScript enabled in your browser.

On the Mozilla/Netscape family of browsers you should see `Applet SearchEngine started' at the left edge of the status bar. For help consult the R Installation and Administration manual.

On Mozilla-based browsers the links on the results page will become inactive if you return to it: to work around this you can open a link in a new tab or window.

Even if this search does not work on your system, you can always use help.search at the R prompt."

Check on the above, including the additional information on the manual link page and if you still have no resolution, post back with further details.

HTH, Marc Schwartz



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