[R] ScieViews installer

Erich Neuwirth erich.neuwirth at univie.ac.at
Sat May 7 17:29:07 CEST 2005

Thank you for your help.
The library directory contained some very strangely named
subdirectories, file3132 and similarly.
After removing these and vereything related to SciViews
I was able to install SciViews.
Looking back I seem to remember that form time to time
these strange directories appear and I do not understand
where they come from.
Could it be a timing issue, i.e. Windows trying to remove
a directory too early? I remember similar problems with
temporary files not being deletable by Excel.

Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> On Sat, 7 May 2005, Erich Neuwirth wrote:
>> bundle 'SciViews' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked
>> Error in sprintf(gettext("unable to move temp installation '%d' to
>> '%s'"),  :
>>        use format %s for character objects
>> how can I solve this problem?
> Well, use R-patched where that exact problem goes away, but that is not
> the problem that needs solving.
> The underlying cause is a problem on your Windows file system.  Do you
> have a version of SciViews left over that Windows cannot remove?
> I've just tested this, and it works for me even in 2.1.0.

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