[R] import data from Matlab & error msg when install package "e1071"

Marc Schwartz mschwartz at medanalytics.com
Wed Apr 16 20:40:03 CEST 2003

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>[mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Yan Yu
>Sent: Wednesday, April 16, 2003 1:08 PM
>To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
>Subject: [R] import data from Matlab & error msg when install 
>package "e1071"
>  I am trying to import data from Matlab..
>  when i looked up R documentation, it says, package "e1071" 
>have command
>(read.octave) to import data from octave.
>but when I tried to install package by using: 
>install.packages("e1071"); I got the following message: ( BTW, 
>my platform is linux version 2.4.18-3 my gcc is 2.96).
>* Installing *source* package 'e1071' ...
>checking for C++ compiler default output... a.out
>checking whether the C++ compiler works... yes
>checking whether we are cross compiling... no
>checking for suffix of executables...
>checking for suffix of object files... o
>checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler... yes 
>checking whether g++ accepts -g... yes
>configure: WARNING: g++ 2.96 cannot reliably be used with this
>configure: error: Please use a different C++ compiler.
>ERROR: configuration failed for package 'e1071'
>I am wondering did anyone successfully install "e1071" on 
>linux box, what gcc are you using?
>Or Is there another way to import data from Matlab?
>Thanks a lot,

There are known problems with gcc 2.96, which was released with some
distros (ie. Red Hat), but was not an official release.  Long story,
but you can probably Google on "gcc 2.96" and get the history. One
place to start is here: http://gcc.gnu.org/gcc-2.96.html.

You can (should) upgrade to a more recent version, either via your
distro's support network or you can go to the gcc web site at
http://gcc.gnu.org/, to download the latest version, which is 3.2.2.


Marc Schwartz

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