[Rd] Missing /share/dictionaries/en_stats.rds

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Mon Jan 7 09:47:37 CET 2013

>>>>> Henrik Bengtsson <hb at biostat.ucsf.edu>
>>>>>     on Sun, 6 Jan 2013 17:07:12 -0800 writes:

    > Hi.  I'm on Windows 7 64-bit with latest R devel with and
    > Rtools (  When I try to enable spell checking
    > for 'R CMD check' by setting environment variable
    > '_R_CHECK_CRAN_INCOMING_USE_ASPELL_' to 'true', I get:

    > * checking CRAN incoming feasibility ...Warning in
    > aspell(files, filter = "dcf", control = control, encoding
    > = encoding, : The following dictionaries were not found:
    > en_stats

    > Looking at the source code, I found that I'm missing
    > 'en_stats.rds', e.g.

    >> Sys.glob(file.path(R.home("share"), "dictionaries", "*.rds"))
    > character(0)

    > I see that the missing file is in
    > http://svn.r-project.org/R/trunk/share/dictionaries/.  Is
    > there a reason for why this is not part of the R
    > source/binaries (e.g.
    > http://cran.r-project.org/src/base/R-2/R-2.15.2.tar.gz)?
    > Intentional or forgotten?

But it's in the source tarballs of R-devel, 
and you are talking about R-devel, right?

Also, for me (on Linux), it is in there

    >> Sys.glob(file.path(R.home("share"), "dictionaries", "*.rds"))

are you sure you're not just mixing R-2.15.x
and R-devel ?


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