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?
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).