[R] R crashes with some characters.

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Mar 29 07:18:47 CET 2002

On Thu, 28 Mar 2002, Ignacio [iso-8859-1] Pérez wrote:

> Hi to all!
> Thank you for my previous question on how to make Tcl work. I did as
> suggested and it works now.
> I still have a problem when inputing special characters: I have a table
> with a column labeld Año (year in Spanish). I did as suggested on the FAQ
> for Windows, I downloaded msvcrt.dll and then copied it to the R/bin
> directory (By the way I also tried copying in the Windows/system directory)
> but the problem is still there. Any ideas?.

In all cases we have seen it is msvcrt.dll which crashes, not R per se.

> Of course it would be simpler just to relabel the variable, but I just
> would like to fix things.

So would we, so please tell us how to repair Microsoft's code.

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