no C-c C-v completion after library()

Martin Maechler maechler at
Fri Oct 1 10:27:45 CEST 2004

>>>>> "Jenny" == Jenny Bryan <jenny at>
>>>>>     on Thu, 30 Sep 2004 14:58:22 -0700 writes:

    Jenny> Hello.  I'm running ESS 5.1.24 on RedHat 9, with R
5.1.24 is a bit old nowadays.
I'd really recommend upgrading to 5.2.3

    Jenny> 1.9.1.  I'm addicted to online help via 'C-c C-v',
(I sympathize, I'm too .. ;-)

    Jenny> but after I load a package with "library()", I am
    Jenny> unable to complete on the newly available functions
    Jenny> (for help purposes or in the interactive R window,
    Jenny> for that matter).  

This works for me in ESS 5.2.3.
What may be a temporary solution (before upgrading to ESS
5.2.3), is to initiate the "completion table synchronization"
Either using the menu [iESS] (2nd entry) "Resynch S completions"
or simply  M-x ess-resynch.

    Jenny> I tried searching the archive of
    Jenny> the mailing list, but didn't turn up anything about
    Jenny> this.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

"You're welcome"

Martin Maechler <maechler at>
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