R-beta: R-0.50-a4 library problem (survival4)

Thomas Lumley thomas at biostat.washington.edu
Wed Sep 24 18:02:56 CEST 1997

On Wed, 24 Sep 1997, U-E59264-Osman Buyukisik wrote:

> I have built R-0.50-a4 on HP9000/C160-hpux10.2 with gcc (cc for
> libs). When I try 
> library(survival4)
> Error in pos.to.env(pos) : invalid "pos" argument
> And it does not load. Other libs seem to work. I tested integrate (has
> f2c translated c), polynomial.

I'm not sure that r-help is the best place for this problem: the theory is
that r-devel is for people who want to be exposed to the full horrors of
prerelease versions of R. In any case, there have been two questions about
survival4, so I am giving a full description of the problem.

In R-0.50-a4 model.frame() has been made into a generic function and has
been improved in various ways.  This breaks the gee and survival4
packages. I have not sent the revised versions to CRAN as they don't work
with R-0.49, the current "stable" release, and they won't work with the
next release R-0.60, which includes major reorganisations of the package
system. Also, the S gee() package is being rewritten by its author, Vince
Carey, and I am hoping to port the new version soon.

A probably working, full version of survival4, including the expected
survival functions, is available from my homepage. This will work with
R-0.50-a4 *only*. 
The survival4 library is at
and the US mortality tables are in the separate library

Thomas Lumley
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