[R] Seasonal adjustment with seas - Error: X-13 has returned a non-zero exist status
Weber Sylvain (HES)
@y|v@|n@weber @end|ng |rom he@ge@ch
Fri Sep 18 12:08:21 CEST 2020
Dear Bill, Jeff, and Bert,
Thanks so much for the replies.
Bill is absolutely right. The problem came from the UNC path.
I could solve the issue by adding the following lines to my Rprofile:
myPaths <- .libPaths()
myPaths <- c('M:/R/win-library/4.0', myPaths) # where 'M:/R/win-library/4.0' is the traditional DOS path corresponding to the UNC path \\...
De : Bill Dunlap <williamwdunlap using gmail.com>
Envoyé : jeudi, 17 septembre 2020 18:35
À : Weber Sylvain (HES) <sylvain.weber using hesge.ch>
Cc : r-help using R-project.org
Objet : Re: [R] Seasonal adjustment with seas - Error: X-13 has returned a non-zero exist status
The problem might to due to using an UNC path (//machine//blah/...) instead of the traditional DOS path ("H:/blah/...").
E.g., if my working directory has a UNC path, cmd.exe will not work as expected:
> system("C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM32\\cmd.exe /c echo foo bar", intern=TRUE)
 "CMD.EXE was started with the above path as the current directory."
 "UNC paths are not supported. Defaulting to Windows directory."
 "foo bar"
You can test that by mapping "\\http://hes-nas-prairie.hes.adhes.hesge.ch/Home_S/sylvain.weber/Documents/R/win-library/4.0/x13binary/bin/x13ashtml.exe" to a driver letter and using letter-colon everywhere instead of "\\...".
On Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 8:46 AM Weber Sylvain (HES) <mailto:sylvain.weber using hesge.ch> wrote:
I am using function "seas" from package "seasonal" for seasonal adjustment of time series. I am using the latest version of R (4.0.2, 64-bit).
The following lines provide a small working example:
## EXAMPLE ##
m <- seas(AirPassengers)
On my private laptop, everything is going smoothly, and I obtain the following output:
## OUTPUT ##
seas(x = AirPassengers)
Weekday Easter AO1951.May MA-Nonseasonal-01
-0.00295 0.01777 0.10016 0.11562
But on my office computer, I receive the following error message after issuing " m <- seas(AirPassengers)":
## ERROR ##
Error: X-13 has returned a non-zero exist status, which means that the current spec file cannot be processed for an unknown reason.
In addition: Warning message:
In system(cmd, intern = intern, wait = wait | intern, show.output.on.console = wait, :
running command 'C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /c "\\http://hes-nas-prairie.hes.adhes.hesge.ch/Home_S/sylvain.weber/Documents/R/win-library/4.0/x13binary/bin/x13ashtml.exe" C:\Users\SYLVAI~1.WEB\AppData\Local\Temp\Rtmpe0MDE7\x132d0cb8579b9/iofile -n -s' had status 1
A similar issue has been already mentioned in various blogs, for instance:
but I couldn't find any solution yet.
Does anyone have any idea why this issue is occurring?
Thanks very much.
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