Re: [R] Hypertext links in help files.

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From: Prof Brian Ripley (ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk)
Date: Wed 12 May 2004 - 01:25:36 EST


Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0405111618380.1488-100000@gannet.stats>

Reinstallation should solve this, and did for me.
Are you sure you have picked up the reinstalled version and not one in
some other library tree?

library(help=spatstat) will tell you when it was built.

On Tue, 11 May 2004, Rolf Turner wrote:

>
> I've recently (finally!) installed R 1.9.0 on my laptop. Having
> done so I've encountered a mild problem with hypertext links from
> help files in add-on packages to ``native'' R functions. For example
> if I load the ``spatstat'' package, and ask for help on mpl(), I can
> see in the browser (I'm using mozilla) a link to glm(). When I click
> on this link I get an error message:
>
> The file /tmp/RtmpLqFtcQ/.R/library/base/html/glm.html
> cannot be found. Please check the location and try
> again.
>
> (Hah!) Well, it's no wonder that it can't be found --- glm() is no
> longer in the base package, but rather in the stats package. So
> the browser should be looking for:
>
> /tmp/RtmpLqFtcQ/.R/library/stats/html/glm.html
>
> The problem arises, I guess, because the package, as it stands, was
> installed using R 1.8.1. The code in ..../spatstat/html/mpl.html
> does indeed point to ../../base/html/glm.html and not to
> ../../stat/html/glm.html as it should.
>
> But when I re-installed spatstat using R 1.9.0, nothing changed
> in this regard.
>
> I presume I could fix things by completely removing the directory
> containiny the installed version of spatstat and then re-installing
> again under R 1.9.0. But this seems a trifle indelicate. Is there
> a more graceful way of handling this problem? Or is there something
> that I should have done which would have kept this problem from
> arising? I had a fairly thorough read of the ``NEWS'' file and
> could find no relevent information.
>
> cheers,
>
> Rolf Turner
> rolf@math.unb.ca
>
> P. S. Version info:
>
> _
> platform i686-pc-linux-gnu
> arch i686
> os linux-gnu
> system i686, linux-gnu
> status
> major 1
> minor 9.0
> year 2004
> month 04
> day 12
> language R
>
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