[R-pkg-devel] Unexpected symbol when checking package examples

Peter Dalgaard pd@lgd @ending from gm@il@com
Mon Nov 12 00:20:34 CET 2018

Not just a capitalization issue (mertools vs. merTools)?

Barring that, maybe locale trouble? Can you also do things like

LC_ALL=C R < merTools-Ex.R


Also, check for lines starting with "else" (I think you shouldn't be able to run it line-by-line if that was the issue, though).


> On 11 Nov 2018, at 21:39 , Jared Knowles <jknowles using gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi!
> I have a bit of a weird issue when I'm trying to check my package merTools
> (source repo available here: https://github.com/jknowles/merTools
> On Windows and Linux builds for R-release and R-devel, when R CMD CHECK
> checks examples, it returns the following error below:
> Warning: parse error in file 'merTools-Ex.R':
> 1: unexpected symbol
> 117: cleanEx()
> 118: nameEx
> Upon inspecting the example file generated by R CMD CHECK (mertools-Ex.R) -
> it contains only valid R code. I can run it line by line or source the
> whole file in R without any errors. But, during the check process, this
> error occurs.
> The functions cleanEx() and nameEx() appear to be created as part of the
> checking process.
> I have not changed the examples in the code since the last time I ran R CMD
> CHECK so I am quite confident that the example code for all functions is
> valid R code.
> Any ideas on what might be the source of this problem?
>               Thanks!
>                 Jared
> Jared Knowles
> President, Civilytics Consulting LLC
> www.jaredknowles.com
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