[R] help uses only netscape?

Patrick Connolly P.Connolly at hortresearch.co.nz
Tue Nov 13 08:00:14 CET 2001

According to Jonathan Baron:
|> >just make a symbolic link. i.e.
|> >
|> >ln -s /usr/local/bin/mozilla /usr/local/bin/netscape
|> >
|> >On Monday, November 12, 2001, at 02:20 , Jeff D. Hamann wrote:
|> >
|> >>> I don't have netscape installed on my machine (FreeBSD 4.4) and when I
|> >> type
|> >>> the command help.start(), I get
|> >>>
|> >>>> netscape: not found
|> >>>
|> >>> error. I do have mozilla installed. Is this a defect? can I run any web
|> >>> browser?
|> >>>
|> >>> jeff.
|> I set out to take this sensible advice about making a symbolic
|> link, but just to be sure I typed
|> help.start()

I can use help.start(browser = "opera") to get it to use Opera.
Mozilla also works also.

However, I think Murray's question was what has become of the
alphabetical function list?  We get ~/.R/doc/html/index.html

which seems to be the same as


which is not what it used to be.

I think the browser part is working very well.  It's just that they
aren't directed to what we'd like them to.

I'd be very interested to know how to get that list again.

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