Re: [R] Location of HTML help files

From: Henrik Bengtsson <>
Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2008 20:45:07 -0700


could be a browser issue. What browser are you using? I see this behavior on Firefox 3.0.1 but not Microsoft IE 7.0(.5730.11).

Looking at the source code for the generate search (of 'reshape') you get the relative URL:


for both browsers. The difference is that the "current URL" is different for the two:

Firefox: file:///C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-2.7.1pat/doc/html/index.html MSIE: C:\Program Files\R\R-2.7.1pat\doc\html\search\SearchEngine.html

Applying the relative URL to the two you get incorrect URL for Firefox:

Firefox: file:///C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-2.7.1pat/doc/html/../../../library/R.utils/html/wrap.array.html
== file:///C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-2.7.1pat/../library/R.utils/html/wrap.array.html
== file:///C:/PROGRA~1/R/library/R.utils/html/wrap.array.html

MSIE: C:\Program

== C:\Program Files\R\R-2.7.1pat\doc\/../library/R.utils/html/wrap.array.html
== C:\Program Files\R\R-2.7.1pat\library/R.utils/html/wrap.array.html

So, it seems that the "current URL" for the search result is incorrect for Firefox, i.e. a missing search/ directory.

My $.02


On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 7:27 PM, Jan Smit <> wrote:
> I am using R 2.7.1 under Windows XP, installed at C:/R/R-2.7.1.
> The location of the HTML SearchEngine is
> file:///C:/R/R-2.7.1/doc/html/search/SearchEngine.html. Now, when I type a
> phrase, say "reshape", in the search text field, the Search Results page
> suggest that the location of the reshape HTML help file is
> file:///C:/R/library/stats/html/reshape.html, while in reality it is
> file:///C:/R/R-2.7.1/library/stats/html/reshape.html.
> Is there an easy way in which I can fix this?
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