[R] error in calling source(): invalid multibyte character in parser

Phil Spector spector at stat.berkeley.edu
Mon Jan 3 08:36:15 CET 2011

Luca -
    What happens why you type


    before issuing the source command?

 					- Phil Spector
 					 Statistical Computing Facility
 					 Department of Statistics
 					 UC Berkeley
 					 spector at stat.berkeley.edu

On Mon, 3 Jan 2011, Luca Meyer wrote:

> Being italians when writing comments/instructions we use accented letters - like à, ò, è, etc.... when running R scripts using such characters I get and error saying:
> invalid multibyte character in parser
> I have been looking at the help and searched the r-help archives but I haven't find anything that I could intelligibly apply to my case.
> Can anyone suggest a fix for this error?
> Thanks,
> Luca
> Mr. Luca Meyer
> www.lucameyer.com
> IBM SPSS Statistics release 19.0.0
> R version 2.12.1 (2010-12-16)
> Mac OS X 10.6.5 (10H574) - kernel Darwin 10.5.0
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