[R] HTML help pages

Rolf Turner rolf at math.unb.ca
Mon Jan 26 22:58:06 CET 2004

Devin Johnson wrote:

> I am having trouble getting the HTML help pages to work. When I try
> the search engine I get an error on page response and nothing
> happens. When I try to click on the listed topics nothing happens. I
> am using both Mozilla and IE6 on XP and the same thing happens on
> each. Is there something I'm missing?

I have (almost exactly) the same problem.

If I start an R session, do help.start(), and then say, e.g.


the help comes up in the Mozilla window as it should.  But if I
attempt a search using the search engine in the window provided by
help.start(), nothing happens.

I don't any error from clicking on a topic, just a total lack
of response.

I'm using Mozilla and R 1.8.1 under Linux:

platform i686-pc-linux-gnu
arch     i686             
os       linux-gnu        
system   i686, linux-gnu  
major    1                
minor    8.1              
year     2003             
month    11               
day      21               
language R                

I've no idea what the solution is.  This is contributed just to point
out that the problem is not unique.


						Rolf Turner
						rolf at math.unb.ca

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