[R] options(chmhelp = TRUE)

Sundar Dorai-Raj sundar.dorai-raj at pdf.com
Thu Feb 6 20:26:06 CET 2003

A bug in MSIE?? Say it isn't so...

Anyway, I have IE6.0 SP1 on Win2000, apparently the most recent version 
and the warning still appears. Perhaps this should go into rw-faq.


Liaw, Andy wrote:
> This is caused by a bug in a dll that MS Explorer loads when you ask for
> compiled help (which, as I understand, uses MS Explorer).  The warning from
> R is to warn you that there's a buggy dll, but R is correcting it.
> Seem to recall that someone mentioned that upgrading Explorer eliminated the
> problem.
> Andy
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Sundar Dorai-Raj [mailto:sundar.dorai-raj at pdf.com]
>>Sent: Thursday, February 06, 2003 2:00 PM
>>To: R-help
>>Subject: [R] options(chmhelp = TRUE)
>>Hi all,
>>   Here's a curosity I ran into since upgrading to 1.6.2 (precompiled 
>>for Windows). When using the chm help I get the following 
>>warning. I saw 
>>a recent post regarding this as a new warning (``dyn.load warning 
>>message in R1.6.2 on Windows XP'' dated 1/28/03), but not in 
>>the context 
>>of the help system. The warning only appears once and does 
>>not prevent 
>>the chm file from opening, so it's more of a minor annoyance. 
>>Should I 
>>fill out a bug report?
>>R> ?ls # use Rd help
>>R> options(chmhelp = TRUE)
>>R> ?ls # use chm help
>>Warning message:
>>DLL attempted to change FPU control word from 8001f to 9001f
>>R> ?ls # open again, but this time no warning
>>R> version
>>          _
>>platform i386-pc-mingw32
>>arch     i386
>>os       mingw32
>>system   i386, mingw32
>>major    1
>>minor    6.2
>>year     2003
>>month    01
>>day      10
>>language R
>>R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
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