Re: read.fwf, perl on win

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Subject: Re: read.fwf, perl on win
From: Erich Neuwirth (erich.neuwirth@univie.ac.at)
Date: Wed 29 Sep 1999 - 06:14:09 EST


Message-ID: <37F12191.187930C5@univie.ac.at>

here is the version information.
one of the problems i noticed is that
libraries seem to be different.
i had an error because
perl called
getopt.pl,
and the library module was called
getopts.pl

since i changed my path so the official perl
from www.perl.org is found first,
things work.

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Prof Brian D Ripley wrote:
>
> On Tue, 28 Sep 1999, Erich Neuwirth wrote:
>
> > i just used read.fwf
> > (which calls perl)
> > and i noticed something.
> >
> > i also have mat;lab installed on this machine,
> > and matlab also installs a version of perl,
> > but a different one.
> > additionally, matlab puts its bin directory in the system
> > path. so, if one does not canerully set the path,
> > r will call the matlab verion of perl,
> > and things won't work.
>
> That's horrible! There is an official current Perl, and that
> works for R, so I presume that Matlab has an outdated one (Perl 4 ?)
> Do you know what version Matlab uses?
>
> One thing we can do is to put a require 5.001; or whatever in the
> script.
>
> This will apply on binary Unix distributions too, I assume.
>
> > if anybody is collection a list of pitfalls,
> > this probably should go there.
>
> With n packages there seem to be n^2 interactions.
>
> --
> Brian D. Ripley, ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
> Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
> University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
> 1 South Parks Road, +44 1865 272860 (secr)
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