[R] R CMD check <PACKAGE> Error
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Apr 19 08:21:07 CEST 2008
One thing I should add for the archives -- R 2.7.0 and later have
o New function showNonASCII() in package tools to aid detection
of non-ASCII characters in .R and .Rd files.
On Fri, 18 Apr 2008, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Apr 2008, Johannes Graumann wrote:
>> Can anyone give me a hint on what's wrong if "R CMD check <PACKAGE>" gives
>> me this error:
>> Rd files with unknown encoding:
>> I have checked that file over and over and can't find any weired characters
>> or some such.
>> How can I fix this?
> Remove the non-ASCII characters, or declare an encoding.
> You didn't tell us your OS -- one good way I find on Linux to spot such
> characters is to use 'less 'in the C locale. Another is something like
> (in R)
> foo <- readLines("foo.Rd")
> foo2 <- iconv(foo, "", "ASCII", sub="byte")
> foo2[foo2 != foo]
> which should show the line(s) concerned with non-ASCII characters
> highlighted as <xx>.
> Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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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 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK Fax: +44 1865 272595
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