html help

Fox, Gordon gfox at
Thu Dec 18 23:02:38 CET 2003

Did you try C-g to cancel the lockup?  That often works.

You shouldn't have to kill R for what is most likely an Xemacs problem.

Yes, this cancels the lockup.

Here are several things I would like you to try and then report to us.

1. manually enter into the *R* buffer the line

help(lm, htmlhelp=T)

This should open up browser with the help file and also write the line

     help() for `lm' is shown in browser

in the *R* buffer.

Yup, this works fine.

2. where does the lockup happen?

Did you load the ess-htmlhelp.el beginning with the cursor in the *R*

buffer?  That is,

a. put the cursor in *R*

b. M-x load-file <RERURN> path/to/ess-htmlhelp.el <RETURN>

This should load the file.

c. Enter


into the *R* buffer.

Or did you read the lines in one at a time:

M-: (setq inferior-ess-help-command   "help(\"%s\", htmlhelp=TRUE)\n")

M-: (setq ess-help-kill-bogus-buffers t) <RETURN>

then enter


into the *R* buffer.

The latter.



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