[R] Running R from a read-only CD

Charles Annis, P.E. Charles.Annis at StatisticalEngineering.com
Mon May 25 22:40:00 CEST 2009

Dear R-helpers:

I created a folder containing R on a read-only CD and use it by having the
R-icon, located on the Windows desktop, point to the CD 
(R-2.8.1\bin\Rgui.exe) for the "Target," and to a Windows Desktop folder for
"Start in."

This works nicely EXCEPT that the R help() function cannot display anything,
and presents a screen message saying "This program cannot display webpage."
This is especially frustrating because on the left of what would be the help
window is the exhaustive list of all the functions for which R can provide
help (but can't display anything).

Can anyone provide guidance?

Here is the obligatory session information:
> sessionInfo()
R version 2.8.1 (2008-12-22) 

LC_COLLATE=English_United States.1252;LC_CTYPE=English_United
States.1252;LC_NUMERIC=C;LC_TIME=English_United States.1252

attached base packages:
[1] splines   tcltk     stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets
methods   base     

other attached packages:
[1] mh1823_2.5.4.1     survival_2.35-3    RColorBrewer_1.0-2 RODBC_1.2-5



Charles Annis, P.E.

Charles.Annis at StatisticalEngineering.com
phone: 561-352-9699
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