[R] Using the Search Engine & Keywords

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Oct 26 07:04:29 CEST 2002

1) It uses Java, not just javascript.  You do have Java installed and
enabled?  It does say in several places it is Java-based.

2) I have yet to see a Linux installation of R 1.6.0 where this did not
work out of the box, although ours are all Red Hat.  I understood from the
Mandrake maintainer that the patch I put in for 1.5.1 had re-enabled this
in Mozilla 1.0 on Mandrake.

On Fri, 25 Oct 2002, Aleksey Naumov wrote:

> Dear R experts,
> Can anyone running R on Linux share how they use the "Search Engine &
> Keywords" page of R documentation? I cannot do any javascript on this page,
> either searching for a term or following the keyword links. I tried Konqueror
> (3.0.4, with javascript globally enabled), Mozilla (1.1), and Galeon (1.2.5),
> but none of them do anything...
> Sorry, I don't know anything about javascript. Still, it seems installation
> procedure for R should at least somehow instruct a user how to set up the
> search engine... the keyword page is in my mind one of the most useful in the
> whole documentation...

Um, how can you tell if it doesn't work ...?   There is also help.search()
to do almost the same thing.

It's hard to give instructions to undo something peculiar about a
particular user's OS installation.

> Thanks,
> Aleksey
> P.S. I use R 1.6.0 on Mandrake 9.0

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