In RStudio, the documentation pane display not just the help file but also links to other help files (see link to
How to get the same in ESS R?
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If reading the documentation in your browser instead of directly within Emacs works for you, you can use the html help files instead of the text files by configuring your
## set the default help type options(help_type = "text")
## set the default help type options(help_type = "html")
This is what your example help file will look like:
and it has active hyperlinks.
(Note that this does not require any internet connection since the html files come with R).