[Rd] bug? exactRankTests install anomaly (PR#3394)

mwgrant at adelphia.net mwgrant at adelphia.net
Fri Jul 4 05:04:13 MEST 2003

Full_Name: Michael W. Grant
Version: 1.7.1(2003-06-16)
OS: Windows 98 Second Edition 4.10.2222 A
Submission from: (NULL) (

I just installed version 1.7.1 tonight. In the process I installed via CRAN from
the menu several packages. One installation, exactRankTests, had a distinct
anomaly. A DLL attempt to change FPU control word as seem in the last line  of
the following listing:


> install.packages(choose.files('',filters=Filters[c('zip','All'),]),
.libPaths()[1], CRAN = NULL)
> local({a <- CRAN.packages()
+ install.packages(select.list(a[,1],,TRUE), .libPaths()[1], available=a)})
trying URL `http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/1.7/PACKAGES'
Content type `text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1' length 11106 bytes
opened URL
downloaded 10Kb

trying URL `http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/1.7/exactRankTests_0.8-1.zip'
Content type `application/zip' length 168784 bytes
opened URL
downloaded 164Kb

Delete downloaded files (y/N)? y

updating HTML package descriptions
Warning message: 
DLL attempted to change FPU control word from 8001f to 9001f 

1.) this installation was done immediately after starting Rgui, i.e., Rgui was
launched, "Packages" dropdown clicked, "Install packages from CRAN..." clicked

2.) subsequently several other packages installed without incident.

3.) R was killed, restarted, and the installation done again and the same
DLL/FPU anomaly occurred.

Best regards

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