[R] search with help.start

Marc Schwartz marc_schwartz at comcast.net
Fri Jul 11 02:15:10 CEST 2008

on 07/10/2008 01:39 PM Carlisle Thacker wrote:
> Search is not working after starting the help facility using the 
> help.start function.  The firefox browser says the applet has started, 
> but nothing happens What to do to get it working?  Versions of R, java, 
> and firefox are shown below.
> Thanks,
> Carlisle

Review Appendix D in the R Installation and Administration Manual.


The current Iced Tea engine does not support the Java-JavaScript bridge,
which precludes the help.start() engine from functioning. You would need 
to use the Sun Java VM, which I believe for 64 bit systems still means 
using the 32-bit version.

In the mean time, you can follow the current Bugzilla report on the Iced 
Tea issue:



Marc Schwartz

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