[Rd] Error: unknown identifier {|} in tabular format {|l|c|c|c|}

Jeff D. Hamann jeff.hamann at forestinformatics.com
Tue Jan 20 09:25:39 MET 2004

I've got a package I would like to send out for testing and have noticed a
"problem" with the \tabular portion of the help "compiler"

the code for inserting vertical lines, in the tabular environment, causes
the build to choke, but not the check command.

C:\>rcmd build --binary -docs=all nlsystemfit

    Method \tab Instruments \tab Objective Function \tab Covariance of
    ...blah, blah,blah...
    3SLS \tab yes \tab \eqn{r'(S_{2SLS}^{-1} \bigotimes W)r} \tab
    \eqn{(X(diag(S)^{-1}\bigotimes W)X)^{-1}}\hline


  not zipping data
  installing help
 >>> Building/Updating help pages for package 'nlsystemfit'
     Formats: text html latex example
Error: unknown identifier {|} in tabular format {|l|c|c|c|}
make[1]: *** [help-nlsystemfit] Error 2
make: *** [pkg-nlsystemfit] Error 2
*** Installation of nlsystemfit failed ***

but C:\>rcmd build --binary nlsystemfit doesn't choke, but doesn't produce
all the documents either. When I run rcmd rd2dvi.sh <package> I get the
results I expect. Does this have something to do with the html (since those
docs don't get created without the --docs=all argument) or the chm
generation process?

I'll remove the | from the formatting for now...


Jeff D. Hamann
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Corvallis, Oregon USA 97339-1421
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