[R] Xemacs do not want to execute help.start() with R1.9.1

Rolf Turner rolf at math.unb.ca
Wed Aug 11 19:19:04 CEST 2004

This is really a question about .Rprofile and is becoming an FAQ.
The phenomenon you observe is due to the reorganization of the system
packages in R 1.9.x:  The base package had segments broken off into
new separate packages, e.g. utils, where help.start() can be found.

In the ``NEWS'' file can be found the following paragraph:

	Users may notice that code in .Rprofile is run with only the
	new base loaded and so functions may now not be found.  For
	example, ps.options(horizontal = TRUE) should be preceded by
	library(graphics) or called as graphics::ps.options or,
	better, set as a hook -- see ?setHook.

So you could get help.start() to work by invoking it as



					Rolf Turner
					rolf at math.unb.ca

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