[R] help uses only netscape?

Paul Gilbert pgilbert at bank-banque-canada.ca
Tue Nov 13 17:30:55 CET 2001

>> >The difficulty is that R needs to be able to tell the browser to load
>> >a new page (rather than starting a new instance with that new page)
>> Why does R not start a new instance? Then one could more easily
>>look at the help for two things at the same time.

>Modern browsers have a 25Mb or more footprint.  You really don't want too
>many of those in memory at once.  Starting a new window is more reasonable
>(and could be made an option, I think, for some browsers).

Yes, "new window" is what I mistakenly understood by "new instance. " I would
not want to start a completely new copy, but web pages these days are always
starting new windows. There  does not seem to be too much overhead for a new
window, but I guess that would not solve the original problem if  "new instance"
means a new 25Mb footprint.

Paul Gilbert

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