[R-pkg-devel] Finding UTF character in .RData file

Roy Mendelssohn - NOAA Federal roy@mende|@@ohn @end|ng |rom no@@@gov
Mon Aug 5 17:57:15 CEST 2019

Thanks.  What is surprising me is I can't reproduce the error either directly on my Mac or on rhub::windows and I am waiting for the result of win-builder  (I can't check most rhub::linux  because it fails to correctly build a number of required packages,  something I have reported but still persists - like rgdal,  rerddap, crul,  ncdf4).

> On Aug 5, 2019, at 8:50 AM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan using gmail.com> wrote:
> On 05/08/2019 10:51 a.m., Roy Mendelssohn - NOAA Federal via R-package-devel wrote:
>> Hi All:
>> The recent nighty CRAN checks on one of my packages reports:
>> Check: data for non-ASCII characters
>> Result: NOTE
>>      Note: found 1 marked UTF-8 string
>> When  originally submitted this was not the case.  All my data files are .RData files,  and even more so most are binary data.  If they were text files I could readily scan for UTF,  is there a way once I read the data into R to do a similar scan from within R.  I just ran the most recent  (Github) version of devtools::check() and it doesn't report an error.  Or is there a way I can get more specific information from the CRAN nightly build or Rhub or the like?
> That message comes when the tools:::.check_package_datasets function detects a string containing a UTF-8 encoding.  You can run it directly and you might get a more informative message.  If not, I suppose you could fix() it and add some extra debugging messages....
> It's argument is "pkgDir"; I think that is the directory holding the files after untarring the .tar.gz file.
> Duncan Murdoch

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