[R-SIG-Mac] Making package "frontier" available for Mac: debugging Fortran code

Berend Hasselman bhh at xs4all.nl
Mon Dec 3 18:52:06 CET 2012

On 03-12-2012, at 16:35, Arne Henningsen wrote:

> Dear Mac users
> I am the maintainer of the R package "frontier." Some Mac users made
> me aware of that this package is not available for their system [1],
> because its Fortran code causes a segmentation fault when "R CMD
> check" runs the example code. This error neither occurs on MS-Windows
> nor on GNU-Linux systems. As I do not have access to a Mac system, I
> cannot debug this error and I wonder if someone on this list could
> help me to debug and fix this error. Thanks a lot in advance!
> [1] http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/frontier/index.html
> [2] http://www.r-project.org/nosvn/R.check/r-release-macosx-ix86/frontier-00check.html

Using R-2.15.2 on Mac OS X 10.6.8, I have checked frontier package.

The examples run ok but the tests give a  large number of differences. Some of these are quite large.
I will send you the zipped 00check.log  privately.

Further information:

Loading required package: plm
Loading required package: bdsmatrix

Attaching package: 'bdsmatrix'

The following object(s) are masked from 'package:base':


Loading required package: nlme
Loading required package: Formula
Loading required package: MASS
Loading required package: sandwich
Loading required package: zoo

Attaching package: 'zoo'

The following object(s) are masked from 'package:base':

    as.Date, as.Date.numeric

Loading required package: micEcon
Loading required package: miscTools
Loading required package: lmtest
> sessionInfo()
R version 2.15.2 (2012-10-26)
Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin9.8.0/x86_64 (64-bit)

[1] en_GB/en_GB/en_GB/C/en_GB/en_GB

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base     

other attached packages:
 [1] frontier_0.997-12 lmtest_0.9-30     micEcon_0.6-10    miscTools_0.6-12 
 [5] plm_1.2-10        sandwich_2.2-9    zoo_1.7-9         MASS_7.3-22      
 [9] Formula_1.1-0     nlme_3.1-105      bdsmatrix_1.3    

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] grid_2.15.2     lattice_0.20-10 moments_0.13   


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