[R] Linking to html help from outside R

Jim Robison-Cox jimrc at gauss.math.montana.edu
Mon Oct 25 19:33:34 CEST 1999

Dear R-help-ers

   (Currently running Version 0.65.1 Release (October 07, 1999) on Solaris

  My problem has to do with updates of the R language.  When I install a
new version, I would like to just change one directive, or a soft link to
the current doc/html/ directory, to update a bookmark I have pointing to 
the current R doumentation directory.  I've tried building a soft link:

current_html_link -> /opt/local/R/R-0.65.1/doc/html

and pointing my browser there with:


but I then have to redefine the relative path links in
/doc/html/functions.html and /doc/html/packages.html, which breaks the
search mechanism. (doc/html/search/SearchEngine.html)

The goal is to not have to change my bookmarks and links on other pages (I
have an R tutorial page for students) at every update, just to change a
central pointer to the proper html directory.

  Has anyone else run into this problem and found a work around?

  Perhaps a better way to structure the R tree of subdirectories for
multiple versions of R?


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