R-beta: Problem with help

mgass (mgass@bach.math.csbsju.edu)
Thu, 18 Jun 1998 21:11:45 -0500


Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 21:11:45 -0500
Message-Id: <199806190211.VAA07830@bach.math.csbsju.edu>
From: mgass <mgass@bach.math.csbsju.edu>
To: r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: R-beta: Problem with help


I am new to R.  Just installed it on an SGI running IRIX5.3.  The install
seemed to go fine.  Some basic commands worked as did the demo().  However,
I get the following when trying to run help at the command line in R.

> help()
Error in gsub(pattern, replacement, x, ignore.case, extended) : POSIX regular expressions not available
> 

My best guess is that configure was unable to find regcomp.  Is that
the problem?  If so, what is it and how do I fix it.  Other
suggestions?

Thanks, 

mg

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Michael Gass				Department of Mathematics
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