[R] Error in get(x, envir, mode, inherits)

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Aug 26 08:00:50 CEST 1999

On Thu, 26 Aug 1999, Murray Jorgensen wrote:


> As pointed out I should have used bug.report() for this. Two things had
> stopped me from doing this in the heat of the moment. 

I am posting this, beacuse I don't think we have made this clear enough.

> 1.  I didn't know whether it was a bug, or just my ignorance.

You don't have to use bug.report to send in a bug: you can just produce
a report and extract from it. The information _is_ very useful, though.
For example, on Windows it tells us exactly which version of Windows
is being used (in so far as Windows itself knows ...).

You can also use it to send to R-help: it has an address= argument.

> 2.  I had the feeling that the bug.report function might fire off an email
> before I had time to check it.

If you use it on Windows, it will mail nowhere. On Unix you can set
method="none", and then you get the same behaviour as on Windows, that is
an editor is opened to write the message, and the file is saved (but not
sent).  (I have to use this, as on a dial-up PPP connection from home the
mail option generates a header that security on our mail server rejects.)

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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