[R] "R": Redefine default parameter values for help.start()

Martin Maechler maechler at lynne.stat.math.ethz.ch
Fri Apr 17 09:02:14 CEST 2015

>>>>> paul  <paul.domaskis at gmail.com>
>>>>>     on Thu, 16 Apr 2015 18:58:12 +0000 writes:

    > Because of the setup of R in cygwin, help.start() requires
    > the following parameter values:

    > help.start(browser="cygstart",remote=R.home())

    > Is it possible to make these values the default?

You are building R from the sources, right?

Then, of course it is easily possible: Just modify your version
of the R source code appropriately:

It is file  <R>/src/library/utils/R/help.start.R

(And you need more changes anyway to make things work under Cygwin;
 but don't ask me about it: I do run R on Windows only very rarely)

    > I do not want cygstart to be the browser except as a
    > parameter for help.start().

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