[R] help.start( )

Jason Turner jasont at indigoindustrial.co.nz
Thu Sep 4 01:32:26 CEST 2003

Ming wrote:
> Dear R experts,
> I installed R-1.7.1 on Linux (Red Hat 9.0) starting from R-1.7.1.tgz without a problem.  Then I fired up R and tried things and found that help.start( ) does not work.  I downloaded Sun Java j2re1.4.2, installed that and re-installed R-1.7.1 from scratch.  I tried help.start( ) again and the browser (Mozilla 1.2.1) crashed.
> I read about copying libjavaplugin_oji.so into mozilla/plugins and installed R-1.7.1 (again from scratch).  Mozilla still crashed.  Can you tell me how to make help.start( ) work in R-1.7.1?

It doesn't help much, but it works fine on my SuSE 8.2 box, using 
R-1.7.1 (patched) and Mozlla 1.2.1.  I've also used Konqueror (the KDE 
browser/file manager) using help.start(browser="konqueror").  Have you 
tried that (or Galleon, or Opera, or ...)?


Indigo Industrial Controls Ltd.
jasont at indigoindustrial.co.nz

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