[Rd] R search engine broken (PR#6653)
stephane.gourichon at lip6.fr
Mon Mar 8 14:55:42 MET 2004
Le lundi 8 Mars 2004 14:24, Prof Brian D Ripley a écrit :
> This has been discussed many times on R-help, which would have been a more
> appropriate forum,
I did check for bugs (closed or open) about this before posting, of course.
> JVM, 1.4.2_03, does not work for us, but 1.4.2_01 does (if you can get hold
> of it) and for me under Linux 1.4.2_02 does not. You can use earlier
> versions of Java, but not as plugins for browsers compiled under gcc 3.x.
Thanks for the tip. If a Linux-specific FAQ existed it would include it.
> On Mon, 8 Mar 2004 stephane.gourichon at lip6.fr wrote:
> > Full_Name: Stéphane Gourichon
> > Version: R 1.7.1 (2003-06-16).
> Time for an update?
Ah yes, I see 1.8.1 is available and even with Mandrake. Thanks.
I'm downloading it now.
> > OS: GNU/Linux
> That's nowhere near specific enough for such issues.
Yes, you're quite right. I was focused on platform-neutral issues.
> So please follow the advice in the FAQ and do not speculate. It is
> probably the common factor you have missed, your Java installation.
(It's a pity that Java seems rarely to work out-of-the box on installing a
Free OS, especially in browsers.)
I can't find anything about the search engine on
Ah, I see it. It is in the Windows-specific FAQ.
May I suggest to make this an item in the generic FAQ since Java and
Also, I would suggest that the FAQ includes the wording "search engine" and
not only "search system", because it is how the page is actually names. I
think many people falling on that issue look for those words ("search" occurs
many times in the FAQ).
> > Have you considered an on-line, server-based search engine ? This would
> > definitely solve the problem, (at least for thse who have Internet
> > access).
> We do provide help.search(), which does solve the problem.
> The next
> release points that out on the Java search engine page.
Yes, the search page itself is the best place to notify the user.
proper start of the java part and display a message on failure ? I don't know
if it's possible, though.
line = line + document.SearchEngine.search (searchTerm,
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