Re: [Rd] CRAN task views work only once per session (PR#9330)

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu 02 Nov 2006 - 12:55:09 GMT

On Thu, 2 Nov 2006, Achim Zeileis wrote:

> One comment - taken from the FAQ - in advance:
> Bug reports on contributed packages should be sent first to the package
> maintainer, and only submitted to the R-bugs repository by package
> maintainers, mentioning the package in the subject line.
>
> In this case, posting to R-devel (but not R-bugs) and Cc to me (as the
> maintainer of ctv) would also have been ok.
>
> As for your problem: On my Linux machine, the code
>
> library("ctv")
> x <- available.views(repos = "http://CRAN.uk.R-project.org")
> y <- available.views(repos = "http://CRAN.uk.R-project.org")
>
> runs without any problem, x and y are also identical afterwards. As I
> haven't got a Windows XP machine, could someone on the list please run the
> code above and confirm (or disconfirm) that the second call takes longer
> and finally finds no views.

It works correctly on my XP machine.

I don't find http://CRAN.uk.R-project.org a particularly reliable source (and it is like me in .ac.uk), so wonder if this might have been a networking or mirror glitch. I would have tried another mirror (the London one is more reliable for me) long before reporting a problem.

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