[R] help in a separate window under linux

Dr Stuart Leask stuart.leask at nottingham.ac.uk
Tue Sep 18 12:27:26 CEST 2001

Hi there.

R v1.3.0, Slackware linux 7.1 or Windows 98SE, PII 266, 64Mb RAM.

I notice that under windows, R puts help info (ie. the response to
'?<function>') into a new window, whereas under linux, it puts it into the
main console window. I find the former much more helpful when checking a
function's syntax.

Is there a simple way of configuring R under linux to put its help messages
into a separate, new console?


Dr Stuart Leask, Clinical lecturer, University of Nottingham Dept
Duncan Macmillan House, Porchester Road, Nottingham. NG3 6AA. UK
tel. 0115 969 1300 x 40784 fax 0115 952 5352

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