[R] help stored permanently

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Mon Oct 22 13:40:50 CEST 2012

On 12-10-22 3:24 AM, Christian Hoffmann wrote:
> Hi,
> Each > help.start() generates a new tree of the R help system, somewhere
> in, each xxx being difeerent. This tree disappears when
> exiting R. How can the current help tree copied to a permanent place for
> reference outside a running R? This would be practical for not having to
> enter M-x R .

Michael explains why you can't do this.

You can choose the xxx value consistently rather than randomly if you 
want; see ?tools::startDynamicHelp.  So you could have an R instance 
running in the background and serving whatever help you wanted, and use 
a consistent URL to access it.

Duncan Murdoch

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