[R] Need online version of R help pages

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Sat Apr 18 03:04:18 CEST 2015

On 16/04/2015 5:02 PM, paul wrote:
> The help for the cygwin port of R is buggy and hides random lines of
> text.

You've already been told not to use the Cygwin port.  It's buggy in the
help pages, and probably in many other respects as well.  It doesn't
pass the R self-tests.  Don't use it.

Duncan Murdoch

  Consquently, I've been relying on Google, but it is often not
> clear how directly relevant the info is for the specific command that
> I'm using.  For example, reshape is complicated, and has more than 1
> version.
> Is there an online version of the help pages?
> I tried looking for html versions of the help pages by ferruting
> through the R.home() subtree.  Haven't found them so far.  There are
> package pages in subdirectories <package>/html/00Index.html, but they
> just contain links to html files that don't reside in my R.home()
> subtree.  There are also subdirectories <package>/help, but they
> contain pages that I don't recognize (*.rds, *.rdb, *.rdx).
> Getting desparate here, and realizing how the web is not in any way a
> substituted for locally available help pages that you can be confident
> is right for your installation.
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