[ESS] help screen not working for ESS/R

Erik Iverson eriki at ccbr.umn.edu
Fri Nov 19 07:02:19 CET 2010


What versions of R and ESS are you using?  My initial guess is that
one or both of them are rather old, and that upgrading to the latest
will solve your problem.

Best Regards,

On 11/18/2010 07:27 PM, Lucia Lam wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I've just started using Emacs and ESS so please forgive me if this question
> have been answered elsewhere.
> In my inferior R, when I type help("mean"), I get the following error
> message.
> Errror in help("mean", htmlhelp = FALSE) :
>    unused argument(s) (htmlhelp = FALSE)
> Within emacs, none of my help files will open. Whereas the help files work
> fine in a terminal with R opened.
> I would like to be able to use the R help files within emacs, ideally with
> the help file popping open in another frame. Please help!
> <ess-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>GNU Emacs 23.2.1 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+
> Version 2.16.1)
>> Sys.info()
> sysname    "Linux"
> release       "2.6.28-19-generic"
> version        "#66-Ubuntu SMP Sat Oct 16 18:00:58 UTC 2010"
> machine      "x86_64"
> Thanks in advance!
> Lucia
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