[R] Problem with Rterm.exe

Zivan Karaman zk at biocem.univ-bpclermont.fr
Fri Mar 5 18:07:55 CET 1999

At 14:37 03/03/99 +0000, you wrote:
>I have put up a pretest version of rw0633 at
>that appears to work from all the shells we can try, even Cygwin bash.
>It has a lot of other fixes, including to system() and the way file
>dialogs affect the working directory.
>Those who have had problems are welcome to try it. Be aware that it is
>based on the current R-release, and
>o  you should use --vsize 10M not 10 
>o  workspaces are saved in XDR format, so rw0632 cannot read those
>   saved in this version, but this can read those saved in rw0632 and those
>   saved on a Unix version of R.  If you get caught, use save(,ascii=T)
>   to save objects in ASCII format.
>o  The rw-FAQ and other documentation are missing.
>As this is a pre-release of beta software, do take suitable care with
using it.
>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)
>1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272860 (secr)
>Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

I've just downloaded the version dated "Mar 5, 1999", and it works globally
I'm running it on NT4, SP3.

The Rterm can be started from DOS box or from Explorer with no problems. If
somebody cares to know, it can also be started from the MKS Toolkit Korn

The system() command works as expected.

Graphics printing and copying to clipboard as bitmap work OK.

Some very minor problems or things that would be nice to have:

Copying graphics as metafile and saving it as metafile seems to be broken -
I get an empty image when I try to paste or insert in Word97. Saving as GIF
works OK.

The File menu "Change dir" pops a message box "Change working directory to
?" with "Yes" and "No" buttons, and clicking on any of the two doesn't seem
to do anything.

The "Buffered output" on Misc menu operates as toggle; it would be nice to
have a check mark in front of it when activated.

In conclusion, I'm very happy with this new version.


Zivan Karaman
Limagrain Genetics Research, B.P. 115, 63203 Riom Cedex, France
Tel: +33 (0) 473 634 343     Fax: +33 (0) 473 634 345
E-mail: zivan.karaman at biocem.univ-bpclermont.fr
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