RE: [Rd] Problem with Rcmdr Help menu under devel version of R 2.0.0

From: John Fox <jfox_at_mcmaster.ca>
Date: Sun 29 Aug 2004 - 23:21:17 EST


Dear Uwe,

Brian has solved my help problem. I assume that you're responding to my report of problems with some R 2.0.0 Windows binary packages on CRAN.

Thanks for your help.
 John

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Uwe Ligges [mailto:ligges@statistik.uni-dortmund.de]
> Sent: Sunday, August 29, 2004 5:24 AM
> To: John Fox
> Cc: r-devel@stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [Rd] Problem with Rcmdr Help menu under devel
> version of R 2.0.0
>
> John,
>
> due to some Server modifications on my side and quite a lot
> of changes in R-2.0.0 (in devel) there might be an
> inconsistancy on CRAN. I'll check it this afternoon (MEST).
>
> Uwe Ligges
>
>
> John Fox wrote:
>
> > Dear list members,
> >
> > I've encountered the following problem with the Rcmdr Help
> menu in the
> > development version of R 2.0.0 under Windows XP ("Version
> 2.0.0 Under
> > development (unstable) (2004-08-20), ISBN 3-900051-00-3"):
> >
> > The main Commander window has a (tcltk) Help menu with three items,
> > "Commander help", "About Rcmdr", and "Introduction to the R
> > Commander", which, in the development version of the Rcmdr package,
> > call the following three functions:
> >
> > helpCommander <- function() help("Commander")
> >
> > helpAboutCommander <- function() help("aboutRcmdr")
> >
> > browseManual <- function() {
> >
> browseURL(paste(file.path(.path.package(package="Rcmdr")[1], "doc"),
> > "/Getting-Started-with-the-Rcmdr.pdf", sep=""))
> > }
> >
> > (Of course, there are help pages for "Commander" and
> "aboutRcmdr" in
> > the Rcmdr package).
> >
> > These functions are not exported by the Rcmdr package, but
> as near as
> > I can tell, that doesn't seem to be the source of the problem.
> >
> > The third menu item works fine, but the other two [which
> contain calls
> > to help()] appear to do nothing. I've tried several variations,
> > including specifying the package argument to help() and using ? in
> > place of help(), but to no avail. Curiously, calling, e.g.,
> > Rcmdr:::helpCommander() directly from the R command prompt
> works just fine.
> >
> > Unrelated to the above, I've also encountered some MD5 checksum
> > problems with R 2.0.0 binary packages for Windows installed
> from CRAN:
> >
> > ------------- output --------------------
> >
> > files R/car have the wrong MD5 checksums files R/effects have the
> > wrong MD5 checksums files R/multcomp have the wrong MD5 checksums
> > files R/relimp have the wrong MD5 checksums
> >
> > ------------- end ---------------------
> >
> > Finally, there seems to be a dependency problem with the lmtest
> > package Windows binary installed via the "Packages ->
> Install package(s) from CRAN"
> > menu in the R Console:
> >
> > ------------- output --------------------
> >
> >
> >>local({a <- CRAN.packages()
> >
> > + install.packages(select.list(a[,1],,TRUE), .libPaths()[1],
> > + available=a,
> > dependencies=TRUE)})
> > trying URL
> `http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.0/PACKAGES'
> > Content type `text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1' length 18348 bytes
> > opened URL downloaded 17Kb
> >
> > also installing the dependencies 'sandwich', 'zoo', 'strucchange'
> >
> > trying URL
> >
> `http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.0/sandwich_0.1-3.zip'
> > Content type `application/zip' length 75982 bytes opened URL
> > downloaded 74Kb
> >
> > trying URL
> `http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.0/zoo_0.2-0.zip'
> > Content type `application/zip' length 53003 bytes opened URL
> > downloaded 51Kb
> >
> > trying URL
> >
> `http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.0/strucchange
> _1.2-4.zip'
> > Error in download.file(url, destfile, method, mode = "wb") :
> > cannot open URL
> >
> `http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.0/strucchange
> _1.2-4.zip'
> > In addition: Warning message:
> > cannot open: HTTP status was `404 Not Found'
> >
> >
> > ------------- end ---------------------
> >
> >
> > Any help would be appreciated, particularly with the problem I'm
> > experiencing with the Rcmdr Help menu.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > John
> >
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