Re: [R] I think I just broke R

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 03 Apr 2011 12:12:22 +0100 (BST)

On Sun, 3 Apr 2011, Uwe Ligges wrote:

>
>
> On 03.04.2011 09:30, Alexander Engelhardt wrote:
>> Am 03.04.2011 03:51, schrieb Daniel Malter:
>>> Check whether x, y, or glm have been redefined. If not, restart R.
>>
>> I wouldn't call my function 'glm'. However, I did call one 'binomial'.
>> That was my mistake. Thanks :)
>>
>> A few weeks ago I asked how to set my error messages to english, and
>> Richard Heiberger told me to use 'Sys.setenv(LANG="EN")'.
>>
>> He used this example, which did work for me at first, but doesn't work
>> now anymore:
>>
>> > Sys.setenv(LANG="DE")
>> > 2+"a"
>> Fehler in 2 + "a" : nicht-numerisches Argument für binären Operator
>> > Sys.setenv(LANG="EN")
>> > 2+"a"
>> Fehler in 2 + "a" : nicht-numerisches Argument für binären Operator
>>
>> Does someone have any idea why that could be the case?
>
>
> Use "LANGUAGE" rather than "LANG" as the environment variable.

Also, set it outside your R session, e.g. in your .Renviron file.

You are supposed to be able to change this during an R session, but if you rely on OS facilities (as you probably do on Linux) rather than the gettext in the R sources, we have seen instances of the OS breaking this.

>
>
>> My sessionInfo() is here:
>>
>> > sessionInfo()
>> R version 2.10.1 (2009-12-14)
>
> and time to upgrade R
>
>
> Best,
> Uwe Ligges
>
>
>
>> i486-pc-linux-gnu
>>
>> locale:
>> [1] LC_CTYPE=de_DE.utf8 LC_NUMERIC=C
>> [3] LC_TIME=de_DE.utf8 LC_COLLATE=de_DE.utf8
>> [5] LC_MONETARY=C LC_MESSAGES=de_DE.utf8
>> [7] LC_PAPER=de_DE.utf8 LC_NAME=C
>> [9] LC_ADDRESS=C LC_TELEPHONE=C
>> [11] LC_MEASUREMENT=de_DE.utf8 LC_IDENTIFICATION=C
>>
>> attached base packages:
>> [1] stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
>>
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