[R] Is it possible to open a specific file in the HTML browser like help(htmlhelp=TRUE) does?

Henrik Bengtsson hb at maths.lth.se
Thu Mar 7 20:07:21 CET 2002

Dear all/anyone, after generating a HTML file "result.html" from within [R],
I would like to open the default HTML browser (like help.start() does) to
show the file. Is it possible to do this (without trying to do a system
dependent search for possible browsers)? I browsed the source of package
'base' (R v1.4.1 WinMe) and I found the following in help():

   .Internal(show.help.item(file, 1, ""))

but I couldn't get it to load "result.html", which is in the current
directory and also, since it is not documented I don't know if this is a
cross-platform function or even safe to use.


Henrik Bengtsson

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Lund Institute of Technology/Lund University, Sweden (+2h UTC)
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