[R] Problem with starting and using R
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Sep 8 12:56:31 CEST 2008
On Mon, 8 Sep 2008, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> This reflects a problem in your locale (traditional Chinese): we cannot
> reproduce it. Try running R in a different locale (e.g. append LC_ALL=en to
> the target when you start R).
Maybe I have found this as a bug in iconv. Please try a version of
R-patched with svn revision 46507 or later.
> On Sun, 7 Sep 2008, Thomas Lo wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> I encountered a problem on starting and using the R v 2.7.2 installation
>> my PC running Windows Vista and would appreciate your help.
>> When R was first started, the Rgui returned several error messages:
>> Error in structure(.Internal(Sys.getenv(as.character(x),
>> as.character(unset)$ unsupported conversion
>> Error in file.exists(name) : unsupported conversion in 'filenameToWchar'
>> In addition, a dialog box called 'Information' popped up with the following
>> Fatal error: unable to restore saved data in .RData
>> On clicking 'OK', R closed immediately and the same thing occurs on
>> restarting R.
>> After checking for previous related messages online, I followed one of the
>> recommendations from before and appended --no-restore-data to the R shorcut
>> target line. After that, R could start without the 'fatal error'.
>> some functions such as 'help' and 'setwd' do not work:
>> e.g. >help()
>> Error: could not find function "help"
>> Error in setwd("DirName") : unsupported conversion in 'filenameToWchar'
>> I then typed 'Sys.getlocale()' and got this:
>>  "LC_COLLATE=Chinese (Traditional)_Hong Kong S.A.R..950;LC_CTYPE=Chinese
>> (Traditional)_Hong Kong S.A.R..950;LC_MONETARY=Chinese (Traditional)_Hong
>> Kong S.A.R..950;LC_NUMERIC=C;LC_TIME=Chinese (Traditional)_Hong Kong
>> Setting LC_ALL=en in the shortcut target does not appear to work in this
>> case as I got
>> During startup - Warning message:
>> Setting LC_CTYPE=en failed
>> Furthermore, I tried the patched version of R 2.7.2 and the same problem
>> I would be very grateful if anybody could help. Many thx.
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>> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
> 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
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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