[R] two questions - function help and 32vs64 bit sessions

Jim Lemon jim at bitwrit.com.au
Tue Jul 15 05:17:21 CEST 2014

On Mon, 14 Jul 2014 01:42:54 PM Fowler, Mark wrote:
> Hello,
> Two unrelated questions, and neither urgent.
> Windows 7, R 3.0.1. Using R Console, no fancy interface.
> The function help ultimately becomes lost to a session kept running 
> extended periods (days). I.e. with a new session if you invoke the Help
> menu 'R functions (txt)...' it activates the html help and goes to the
> named function page. This will work fine for at least a day, but
> typically the next day invoking the help menu in this fashion will fail,
> as R looks for a temporary address it creates on your computer. This
> gets lost, possibly due to network administration activity. So then I
> save and start another session with same Rdata. Trivial enough but
> irritating. Anybody know how to restore the 'link' without ending and
> restarting the session?

Hi Mark,
I simply shut down the help browser. It will restart with a new IP address.


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