[ESS] library(help=foo)

Vitalie Spinu spinuvit at gmail.com
Fri Aug 24 20:11:55 CEST 2012

  >> Sam Steingold <sds at gnu.org>
  >> on Fri, 24 Aug 2012 12:00:54 -0400 wrote:

  > The R command with the highest [value / my ability to remember it] score
  > is "library(help=foo)".
  > It prints the list of functions provided by the library foo in the *R*
  > buffer.
  > I know there is an ess command which creates a buffer with clickable
  > function names.
  > What is that command? What is is bound to?
  > (I spent hours reading the sources and searching through the apropos
  > output with no success).

Hi Sam, 

Usually you would first check the bindings in help buffers. If a help
facility is there, it should be bound to something in help. The command
you are searching for is ess-display-index bound to "i" in help buffers
(index because it's equivalent to R's html pages index link at the botom
of the page).

Second (or may be also the first) thing to try is ess-handy-commands
(bound to C-c h if you have the recent dev of ESS), help-index is also


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