[R] help stored permanently
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Tue Oct 23 08:26:34 CEST 2012
>>>>> R Michael Weylandt <michael.weylandt at gmail.com>
>>>>> on Mon, 22 Oct 2012 09:06:35 +0100 writes:
> On Monday, October 22, 2012, Christian Hoffmann wrote:
>> Each > help.start() generates a new tree of the R help
>> system, somewhere in 127.0.0.1:xxx, 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 .
> If I understand correctly the docs correctly, the help
> system is dynamically generated/served by an asynchronous
> server within R so you'll need to have an R instance going
> somewhere. In short, not sure it's possible, but far
> outside my expertise and not unlikely to be quite wrong.
Fortunately, it *is* still possible.
Otherwise, one of the historically oldest and still existing
services to the R community,
would no longer be possible.
However to make it possible, you must install R from the sources,
and configure it using
> Are the various places that the help system is served
> online sufficient for your purposes?
They should be, I'd say. If they aren't, you need to build R
from the sources.... not a bad exercise anyways ;-)
> Cheers, RMW
>> Christian W. Hoffmann, CH - 8915 Hausen am Albis,
>> Switzerland Rigiblickstrasse 15 b, Tel.+41-44-7640853
>> c-w.hoffmann at sunrise.ch, christian at echoffmann.ch,
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