[R] Changing default browser in options()
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Aug 12 08:40:36 CEST 2003
On Mon, 11 Aug 2003, Jorge A Ahumada wrote:
> I usually startup R from within several directories (usually where the
> programs or data of interest are). I like to use a small web browser
> called dillo to browse help files. However, by default R looks for
> mozilla, so I have to type every single R session:
Actually R looks for browser specified at configure time (if this is a
Unix-alike). So the first idea is to configure R to use dillo.
The default setting of options("browser") is set to be
options(browser = as.vector(Sys.getenv("R_BROWSER")))
and the browser found at configure time is set in the R_BROWSER variable
in the file etc/Renviron. So the second idea is to edit that file.
Finally, if this is a shared system, you can have the following in your
See ?Startup. (You could also use the Rprofile files, but people normally
only have one .Renviron file.)
> > options(browser='dillo')
> Is there anyway I can change this globally?
Several: see above.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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