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

Fowler, Mark Mark.Fowler at dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Wed Jul 16 13:50:45 CEST 2014

Hi Jim,
Lost the address (Tuesday night is a major system scan for DFO, messes
everybody up). Tried your suggestion, no luck. Also tried shutting down
all Explorer browsers, still no luck. Maybe something related to
configuration or environment differs between our systems.

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On Behalf Of Jim Lemon
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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