[R] help and Firefox

From: Erich Neuwirth <erich.neuwirth_at_univie.ac.at>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2007 12:23:39 +0200

My configuration is Windows XP, R-2.5.1patched. My standard browser in Windows is Firefox 2.0.6, and I am using htmlhelp.
I have problems with starting the browser for displaying help. help("lm") works as it should when Firefox is already running. When I do help("lm") and the browser is not yet started, I get
Error in shell.exec(url) :
'C:\PROGRA~2\R\R-25~1.1\library\stats\html\lm.html' not found but nevertheless the browser starts and the html file is displayed some seconds later.

If I try to use help from within a function and the browser is not open, the browser will not start and therefore help will not be displayed.

Has anybody else experienced the same problem? Is there a solution?

Erich Neuwirth, University of Vienna
Faculty of Computer Science
Computer Supported Didactics Working Group
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