[R] Re: some questions!

Ko-Kang Kevin Wang kwan022 at stat.auckland.ac.nz
Wed Nov 6 21:18:43 CET 2002


I'm also cc'ing it to r-help.

On Wed, 6 Nov 2002, Kenneth Cabrera wrote:

> Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2002 10:09:21 -0500
> From: Kenneth Cabrera <krcabrer at perseus.unalmed.edu.co>
> To: kwan022 at stat.auckland.ac.nz
> Subject: some questions!
> Hello Dear Ko-Kang Wang:
> I am trying to compile R v 1.6.1 .
> I am following the C:\R-1.61\src\gnuwin32\INSTALL file,
> and the chapter 4 of your book.
> But I have some questions:
> 1. When I run the "make" command for the first time there appears 
> several warning messages of
>     something about "defined but no used", but when I "make" a second 
> time there is no more
>      warning messages... Is that normal in the compilation process?

This is new.  I've never seen this before.  Was there any error messages?

> 2. When I  use the command "make docs"  it shows me many messages like this:
>    "\Underfull \hbox (badness XXX) in paragraph at line xxxx-xxxx"
>    "\Overfull \hbox (10.50755pt to wide) in paragraph at lines 308-309"
>    Im using the TEX from fptex version 0.6 from ftp.dante.de/pub/fptex.
>    What Im I missing on the TEX software?
>     Do I better use MIKTEX?
>     How do I configure the TEX?

I think either fptex or MikTeX will be fine.  From memory it shows up on
my screen too and I'm using MikTeX.  

> 3. How can I make the change from foo_*.tar.gz to foo.tgz with one line 
> command?
>      Should I rename each one file by file?

mv foo_*.tar.gz foo.tgz

mv.exe is in Prof. Ripley's tools.zip.

> 4. Why some precompiled zip packages (downloaded form the cran site) 
> have the following error
>     when you try to use the data with the data() function it appears the 
> following message:
>      Error in file(file, "r") : unable to open connection
>      In addition: Warning message:
>      cannot open file `ibm.txt'
>     I am typing:
>     library(waveslim)
>     data(ibm)

I don't have this problem.  How did you installed the package?  Try to
install it from Rgui, Packages -> Install Packages from CRAN... , then
select waveslim.  I just tried it and it worked fine for me.



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Ko-Kang Kevin Wang
Postgraduate PGDipSci Student
Department of Statistics
University of Auckland
New Zealand
Homepage: http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~kwan022

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