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

Fowler, Mark Mark.Fowler at dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Tue Jul 15 13:59:20 CEST 2014

Hi Jim,
Thought I tried that. Just have one session running currently, started
yesterday, help still linked. I'll wait for the link to expire and

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Sent: July 15, 2014 12:17 AM
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Subject: Re: [R] two questions - function help and 32vs64 bit sessions

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


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