[R] Problem with INSTALL packages (was: Problems with Rcmd build --- windows)

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jul 29 16:35:12 CEST 2003

On Tue, 29 Jul 2003, kjetil brinchmann halvorsen wrote:

> On 29 Jul 2003 at 7:53, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> Uwe Ligges thought it might be an Xemacs problem, it is nit, see 
> below. I have run the scripts in different manners from different 
> places, same problem. 
> Also, I don't think there is a syntax problem in the file. It is 
> thouroghly checked. What seems more probable, is there is a problem 
> with size. The complete file have 706 lines. When I omit (almost) all 
> the content from the 
> \format{ ...
>    \describe{ ...
>      ...
> part, and so reduce the file to 35 lines, the problems disappear. I 
> did this reduction in parts, and each time the output of the form
> \itemnormal-bracket1001bracket-normalVALUnormal-bracket1001bracket-
> appears at about the same line number, until the file is small enough 
> it disappears.

We've seen a similar bug before, PR#3400 (and I have seen similar problems 
with large .Rd files)  which is why I asked about the size.  Here's the 

share/perl/R/Rdconv.pm contains

$MAXLOOPS = 1000;

Just increase it.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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