[ESS] help fails for functions with more than one option

Richard M. Heiberger rmh at temple.edu
Thu Jan 24 15:48:45 CET 2008

Here is a workaround.  The repair will probably take longer.

Use ctrl-G to get the cursor back.
Then type

help("spec", package="seewave")

-----Original Message-----
From: ess-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch
[mailto:ess-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Manuel Morales
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2008 09:33 AM
To: ess-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: [ESS] help fails for functions with more than one option

I have the package seewave installed and it has a function spec that is also
the package stats. Using R from the command line, I get the following result
after typing in ?spec:

Help on topic 'spec' was found in the following packages:

  Package               Library
  seewave               /usr/local/lib64/R/library
  stats                 /usr/local/lib64/R/library

Choose one 

1: Frequency spectrum of a time wave {seewave}
2: Spectral Density Estimation {stats}

Trying the same in emacs results in a hang.

I am using emacs-5.3.6 on with the cvs version of xft-emacs.



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