[R] Problem about Rconsole: R for Windows Version 1.5.0 Patched (2002-06-05 and 2002-06-12)
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jun 14 09:50:41 CEST 2002
On Fri, 14 Jun 2002, Uwe Ligges wrote:
> asone at latte.harvard.edu wrote:
> > R (Windows version) users/developers:
> > While I have checked R-help/-devel mailing lists and R-bug-tracking
> > system, this problem has not been reported so far. I would like to know
> > whether this problem is specific to my machine.
> > Lately I downloaded the version 1.5.0 patched [for windows] from
> > http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/bdr/RWin/Rpre/ [patched: 2002-06-05] and
> > http://www.cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/base/ [patched: 2002-06-12],
> > and both of them fail to read Rconsole stored in a start-up directory;
> > it seems these R versions check the parent directory of a start-up
> > directory for Rconsole [i.e., if Rconsole is placed in its parent
> > directory, parameters stored in Rconsole are correctly imported]. I
> > usually specify R's start-up directory in the "start-in:" box of a
> > shortcut to Rgui.exe and do not set R_USER variable.
> >From ?Rconsole:
> There are system copies of these files in `R_HOME\etc'. Users can
> have personal copies of the files: these are looked for in the
> location given by the environment variable `R_USER'. The system
> files are read only if a corresponding personal file is not found.
> If the environment variable `R_USER' is not set, the R system sets
> it to `HOME' if that is set (stripping any trailing slash),
> otherwise to `HOMEDIR:HOMEPATH' if `HOMEDIR' is set otherwise to
> the working directory.
> I assume you didn't set 'HOME', so HOMEDRIVE:HOMEPATH (that's a bug in
> the help file, I think) is used, regularly this is c:\ on windows. I'll
> file the bug to R-bugs shortly.
It is correct in the README file, though. I've altered Rconsole.Rd: there
is actually no `:' in there.
> > The information about my machine is :
> > sysname=Windows
> > release=NT 5.0
> > version=(build 2195) Service Pack 2
> > Also, it is found that the bookmarks of the R reference manual (PDF),
> > which is included in the version 1.5.0 patched [patched: 2002-06-12]
> > from http://www.cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/base/, are not working
> > [The R reference manual (PDF) of
> > http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/bdr/RWin/Rpre/ [patched: 2002-06-05] does
> > not have this problem]
> Works for me on a self-compiled R-patched 2002-06-12, may be a small
> problem during compilation of that "public binary" occured.
It was a bug fixed in R-patched, so please take it up with Duncan Murdoch
who built the version on CRAN.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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