[ESS] help("foo") opens web browser but ?foo doesn't
Ponting, Keith (Keith)
kponting at avaya.com
Wed Mar 13 15:46:50 CET 2013
It may not be relevant, but some time ago I customized ess-post-run-hook to remove a command rather like the one you are looking at.
(My environment is Windows Vista, using Vincent Goulet's excellent bundle.)
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: ess-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:ess-help-bounces at r-
> project.org] On Behalf Of Henrik Singmann
> Sent: 13 March 2013 14:41
> To: Marc Schwartz
> Cc: ess-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [ESS] help("foo") opens web browser but ?foo doesn't
> Unfortunately my problem is not related to this issue. My .Rprofile
> works (e.g., I can change stringsAsFactors to FALSE in the .Rprofile and
> see it in Emacs R).
> The problem is solely caused by the following command that is always run
> when ESS starts R and I have no idea how to overcome it or how to run
> something afterwards (unfortunately .Rprofile seems to be executed
> before this line):
> options(chmhelp=FALSE, help_type="text")
> Any help on how to change this start up command would be extremely
> btw, thanks for your help so far Marc, really helped me to dig into the
> issue (albeit without solution yet).
> Am 13.03.2013 14:30, schrieb Marc Schwartz:
> > On Mar 13, 2013, at 7:57 AM, Henrik Singmann
> <henrik.singmann at psychologie.uni-freiburg.de> wrote:
> >> Am 13.03.2013 13:13, schrieb Marc Schwartz:
> >>> Different incantation in .emacs:
> >>> (setq inferior-ess-r-help-command "help(\"%s\",
> >>> help_type=\"html\")\n")
> >>> which works in both cases.
> >> Thanks, but unfortunately produces the exact same behavior on my
> machine: opens browser for help("foo") but Emacs buffer for ?foo.
> >> I realized it has to do with the options. When starting the R
> terminal from within emacs I get:
> >>>> options(chmhelp=FALSE, help_type="text")
> >>> options(STERM='iESS', str.dendrogram.last="'",
> >>> editor='emacsclient.exe', show.error.locations=TRUE)
> >> When running
> >>> options(help_type="html")
> >> I get the desired behavior afterwards.
> >> However, I am unable to change my R startup options for the desired
> behavior. My Rprofile.site does contain the correct options. If adding a
> .Rprofile to my home directory (where my .emacs is located) with this
> line it doesn't help either. Googling was also no help.
> >> So my question is: How do I customize my ESS startup options. Is
> there a variable for that?
> >> Thanks,
> >> Henrik
> > Not being on Windows, there may be some subtleties here, especially
> with Win7. However, a search of the R e-mail list archives comes up with
> the following thread:
> > http://tolstoy.newcastle.edu.au/R/e17/help/12/05/12352.html
> > which may be helpful in some fashion. There does appear to be some
> interaction with the relevant help setting in .Rprofile and the setting
> in .emacs relative to the behavior you are observing.
> > Creating a .Rprofile in your local user folder should work, as opposed
> to creating/editing a .Rprofile.site file, which would be for multiple
> users, unless that is your situation.
> > If you use a local user specific .Rprofile, be sure to fully exit from
> Emacs/ESS/R and then restart, lest the file not be re-loaded upon
> ESS/R's startup.
> > Regards,
> > Marc
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