[R] Using the Search Engine & Keywords

Patrick Connolly p.connolly at hortresearch.co.nz
Tue Oct 29 10:09:13 CET 2002

On Tue, 29-Oct-2002 at 04:22AM +0000, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk wrote:

|> On Tue, 29 Oct 2002, Patrick Connolly wrote:
|> > On Sat, 26-Oct-2002 at 06:04AM +0100, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk wrote:
|> >
|> > |> 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
|> >
|> > I use R 1,6,0 with Red Hat 7.3 and Mozilla 1.0 with java ostensibly
|> > enabled, but it doesn't start.  It works properly in li'l ol' Netscape 4.79.
|> >
|> > Any ideas where I should look to see why the two browsers behave so
|> > differently?  Is it simply a case of corrupted profiles?
|> We found that mozilla/Netscape 6.x/7.0 was much more security-conscious
|> than Netscape 4.x. I had to arrange to copy the class files (not link
|> them) to get Mozilla 1.0 to run under 7.2.  But that's been the case in R
|> since 1.5.1.  So security is one place to look.
|> I would check via a java-enabled site that java really is working.
|> I've found it tricky with Mozilla.  After that, there should be an error

Thanks for that, Brian.  It gets me started.

On a machine I have root access to, running RH7.3 and R 1.5.1 with
Mozilla 1.0, I get java pages to function properly.

|> message in the status bar when the search engine is run (or not).

The status bar tells me 'Done (0.591 sec)' but no message about
starting Java such as the one that Netscape gives, and no error
message about being unable to do so.

Does that indicate anything useful?

On my work machine where I don't have root access, it'll take me a lot
longer to work things out for reasons I won't bore anyone.  When I get
it to work on my own machine, I can tell those authorised what to do
to get it working on it too.


Patrick Connolly
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