[ESS] ? doesn't work

Alan S Barnett alansbarnett at verizon.net
Wed Apr 25 19:46:43 CEST 2012

The help function doesn't work.
I'm running linux.  If I run R from a terminal, help works properly.
If I run it from emacs, a new buffer opens with an error message.

You are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.
Type 'license()' or 'licence()' for distribution details.

   Natural language support but running in an English locale

R is a collaborative project with many contributors.
Type 'contributors()' for more information and
'citation()' on how to cite R or R packages in publications.

Type 'demo()' for some demos, 'help()' for on-line help, or
'help.start()' for an HTML browser interface to help.
Type 'q()' to quit R.

 > options(STERM='iESS', editor='emacsclient')
 > ?predict

Error in help("predict", htmlhelp = FALSE) :
   unused argument(s) (htmlhelp = FALSE)
I'm assuming an environment variable is not set correctly.  Any ideas?



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