[R] [R-Help] read.fwf - Perl Not Found error

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jun 1 08:10:58 CEST 1999

On Mon, 31 May 1999, sylvano lucchetti wrote:

[Using R-0.64.1 on Windows 95]

> I am trying to use read.fwf, but receive an error:
> Warning: perl not found
> Error: "scan" can't open file
> I guess I need to obtain a perl for windows95 program. Where can I find a 
> suitable port?

The CHANGES files says

  read.fwf works if you have Perl installed.

See the Readme file:

  perl5, available via http://www.perl.com/CPAN/ports

or the rw-FAQ or ask any Internet search engine or ....

It always helps to read the documentation!

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272860 (secr)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

r-help mailing list -- Read http://www.ci.tuwien.ac.at/~hornik/R/R-FAQ.html
Send "info", "help", or "[un]subscribe"
(in the "body", not the subject !)  To: r-help-request at stat.math.ethz.ch

More information about the R-help mailing list