From: Duncan Murdoch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The following is a bug or mis-design in help(package=):
> showhelp <- function(packageName) help(package=packageName)
Error in .find.package(pkgName, lib.loc, verbose = verbose) :
none of the packages were found
The problem is that it calls library(help=) with argument "packageName"
instead of "utils". Unlike library(), it has no character.only argument
to force interpretation of the packageName as a character vector.
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platform = i386-pc-mingw32
arch = i386
os = mingw32
system = i386, mingw32
major = 2
minor = 1.0
year = 2005
month = 04
day = 18
language = R
Windows XP Professional (build 2600) Service Pack 2.0
.GlobalEnv, package:methods, package:stats, package:graphics,
package:grDevices, package:utils, package:datasets, Autoloads, package:base
This works as documented, hardly a bug.
It has been that way in S for about 15 years.
Audit (from Jitterbug):
Fri Jun 10 17:36:58 2005 ripley changed notes
Sun Jun 12 17:35:15 2005 thomas moved from incoming to wishlist