[Rd] New package test results available
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Feb 7 08:22:49 CET 2009
We've added a column at
of test results using the Sun Studio compiler: it is intended that
these will be updated weekly.
The Sun Studio compiler is that used on Solaris: these runs were on
the Linux version. All the other platforms are using gcc 4, so this
provides an opportunity for checking for use of gcc-specific features
and also standards conformance (the Sun compilers have a long-time
reputation for close conformance to the language standards).
There are known problems where packages use C++ or JNI interfaces
(e.g. rgdal and EBImage) as the libraries and JVM were compiled under
gcc's conventions (even though a Sun JVMi is used). About half the
packages using rJava segfault, which seems to a JNI issue.
Some packages use gcc-specific compiler flags:
LogConcDEAD Matching amap geometry memisc taskPR
but the vast majority of the errors reported are C++ errors. One
class that may not be immediately obvious is the use of C headers in
C++: you are supposed to write e.g.
Symptoms of this can be seen for packages
BayesTree EMCC MCMCfglmm MarkedPointProcess Matching Matrix
RQuantlib RandomFields Rcpp SoPhy compHclust dpmix igraph minet
mixer modeest monomvm multic pcaPP rgenoud robfilter segclust
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
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