sending help request from [ESS[R]]

Liaw, Andy andy_liaw at
Fri Sep 24 16:01:33 CEST 2004

One of my colleagues found that if one type something like


in a [ESS[R]] buffer and c-c c-n that to the *R* buffer, one gets the
following within the *R* buffer:

plot                package:graphics                R Documentation

_G_e_n_e_r_i_c _X-_Y _P_l_o_t_t_i_n_g


     Generic function for plotting of R objects.  For more details
     about the graphical parameter arguments, see 'par'.


     plot(x, y, ...)


Arguably, that shoudn't be done, but it would be nice if it works as if the
help request was typed in the *R* buffer.

[This is with ESS 5.2.2 and 5.2.3, R-1.9.1, on WinXPPro with XEmacs 21.4.6
and 21.4.13.]


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