[Rd] Bug report in foreign library (PR#13425)

nhorton at email.smith.edu nhorton at email.smith.edu
Sat Jan 3 21:15:14 CET 2009

here appears to be a bug in the foreign library.  The following code used to
work, but now generates an error when 'package="SAS"' is specified:

ds <- read.csv("http://www.math.smith.edu/sasr/datasets/help.csv")
# running foreign package version 0.8-30
# this works fine
write.foreign(ds, "foo", "bar", package="Stata")
# this yields an error
write.foreign(ds, "foo", "bar", package="SAS")
# Error in writeForeignSAS(df = list(id = c(1L, 2L, 3L, 4L, 5L, 6L, 7L,  :
#  object "dfn" not found

There appears to be a space between < and - in foreign:::writeForeignSAS on
or around line 15:

dfn < - df

        should be

dfn <- df

<<insert bug report here>>

--please do not edit the information below--

 platform = i386-apple-darwin8.11.1
 arch = i386
 os = darwin8.11.1
 system = i386, darwin8.11.1
 status = 
 major = 2
 minor = 8.1
 year = 2008
 month = 12
 day = 22
 svn rev = 47281
 language = R
 version.string = R version 2.8.1 (2008-12-22)


Search Path:
 .GlobalEnv, package:foreign, package:stats, package:graphics,
package:grDevices, package:utils, package:datasets, package:methods,
Autoloads, package:base

Nicholas Horton 
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Smith College
Clark Science Center, Northampton, MA 01063-0001

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