[R] From: Marc Schwartz <mschwartz@medanalytics.com>

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Tue Nov 19 03:04:36 CET 2002

Anne York wrote: 
> I'm cannot use the search option within help for R (1.6.1)
> with  mozilla version 1.0.1-24 under Red Hat 8.0. When I try to do a
> search, a list of ALL the R key words pops up and no pointers to the
> relevent functions.  
> I have java installed and java enabled in the preferences for
> mozilla. Is there anything else I may be overlooking? Can anyone
> suggest a fix?  
> Thanks,
> Anne

For clarification are you referring to using help.search("KeyWord") or help.start()?

I am guessing the latter.

One quick check:  Be sure that JavaScript for Navigator is enabled, which is on the
Advanced -> Scripts & Plug-Ins tab in Preferences. Both need to be enabled.

Both work for me using R 1.6.1 under RH 8.0, however I am using the Gtk2/Xft enabled
version of Mozilla 1.2b, which is available at:


This version, while pre-release, has been very stable and makes a major difference in readability.

I am also using Java V1.4.1, which is available here:


Finally, I am now running kernel V2.4.18-18.8.0. This is two updates since the original release.

So, there may be differences in our respective configurations that could possibly
confound a common solution.

Let me know on these and I can try to assist if the JavaScript check does not help.


Marc Schwartz

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