[ESS] No documentation displayed on R 2.4.1

Vincent Goulet vincent.goulet at act.ulaval.ca
Fri Dec 29 03:38:40 CET 2006


 From my understanding of the situation, this is happening since R  
2.4.0 when using Windows help became the default. [Anyone fell free  
to correct me if I'm wrong here.]


 > options(chmhelp = FALSE)

should solve the problem. If you do not want to issue this command at  
every startup, save it in your .Rprofile file; see ?Startup for more  


Le 06-12-28 à jeudi 28 déc. 15:20, McGehee, Robert a écrit :

> Hello ESS Gurus,
> I recently upgraded to R 2.4.1 (from 2.3.1) on my Windows machine, and
> upgraded to ESS 5.3.3 to fix the "cannot change value of locked  
> binding
> for '.Last.value'" error.
> Now, when trying to access function documentation (?FUN), my emacs
> display splits and my bottom emacs display opens the *help[R](FUN)
> buffer (as always). However, there is no documentation--the buffer is
> empty. Has anyone seen and solved this? I've come across this on  
> both my
> laptop and desktop, both accepting the standard R installation, so  
> I do
> not believe it to be an install glitch. Let me know if more  
> information
> is needed.
> Note, ESS 5.3.2 shows the same behavior as 5.3.3.
> Thanks in advance,
> Robert
> Robert McGehee, CFA
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