[R] Is it possible to open a specific file in the HTML browser like help(htmlhelp=TRUE) does?
zedshaw at zedshaw.com
Fri Mar 8 06:22:49 CET 2002
I have actually just started a function in the report writing library
I'm working on which does this. All I really did was rip off code from
help.start. The key part is the system call at the bottom of the
function. Problem is, this is not portable (as others have mentioned).
If you come across a better way of doing this, let me know.
Zed A. Shaw
On Thu, 2002-03-07 at 11:07, Henrik Bengtsson wrote:
> Dear all/anyone, after generating a HTML file "result.html" from within [R],
> I would like to open the default HTML browser (like help.start() does) to
> show the file. Is it possible to do this (without trying to do a system
> dependent search for possible browsers)? I browsed the source of package
> 'base' (R v1.4.1 WinMe) and I found the following in help():
> .Internal(show.help.item(file, 1, ""))
> but I couldn't get it to load "result.html", which is in the current
> directory and also, since it is not documented I don't know if this is a
> cross-platform function or even safe to use.
> Henrik Bengtsson
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