[Rd] Macintosh rm162 fails read.table() from sample (PR#2485)

Stefano Iacus jago@mclink.it
Wed Jan 22 09:31:03 2003


On Mercoledý, gen 22, 2003, at 02:07 Europe/Rome, iceman@prado.com 
wrote:

> Full_Name: Chris Yager
> Version: rm162
> OS: Mac OS 9.2.2
> Submission from: (NULL) (67.117.145.197)
>
>
> As a new user I was running A sample session  from Appendix A  of  An
> Introduction  to R.  'mm<-read.table("morley.tab")'  failed.  Note 
> that the
> prior command, 'file.show("morley.tab")', succeeded.  Problem does NOT 
> occur in
> version rm161.

This is a known bug introduced in R 1.6.2 and it is cross-platform (see 
PR#2469 as Brian pointed out).

I'll provide a patch for this soon.

Stefano

> NO other bug reports seem relevant.
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>> getwd()
> [1] "Macintosh HD:Users:Bio:Documents:Intro BioStat:R:sample:"
>> file.show("morley.tab")
>> mm<-read.table("morley.tab")
> Error in scan(file = file, what = what, sep = sep, quote = quote, dec 
> = dec,  :
>
> 	line 1 did not have 4 elements
>> help.start()
> If nothing happens, you have to open ` Macintosh HD:Applications (Mac 
> OS
> 9):R:rm162:doc:html:index.html ' yourself
>> bug.report()
> Error in system(call, intern) :
>  The function "system" is not implemented on Macintosh
>>
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> Version:
>  platform = ppc-apple-macos
>  arch = ppc
>  os = MacOS
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>  minor = 6.2
>  year = 2003
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