Re: [Rd] Vignette using parallel's makeCluster function has trouble building on Windows 7

From: Rich Calaway <richcalaway_at_revolutionanalytics.com>
Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2011 17:10:40 -0800

Thanks, Dan! I think that's just what I needed.

--Rich

On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 4:50 PM, Dan Tenenbaum <dtenenba_at_fhcrc.org> wrote:
> Hi Rich,
>
> On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 4:19 PM, Rich Calaway
> <richcalaway_at_revolutionanalytics.com> wrote:
>> Hi, all--
>>
>> I've been working on a doParallel package to provide a foreach
>> parallel backend for the new parallel package, but I am having trouble
>> building the vignette. On my system, if I use the following minimal
>> vignette (call it buggyVignette.Rnw):
>>   \documentclass[a4paper]{article}
>>
>>   \title{Sweave Example 1}
>>   \author{Rich Calaway}
>>
>>   \begin{document}
>>
>>   \maketitle
>>
>>   In this example I try to run code using library parallel in a vignette:
>>
>>   <<>>=
>>   library(parallel)
>>   cl <- makeCluster(3)
>>   @
>>
>>   and find that I get an error.
>>
>>   \end{document}
>>
>> I get the following error when I try to build the package:
>>
>>   C:\Users\richcalaway\RforgeDev\doparallel>C:\R\R-2.14.0\bin\R CMD build pkg
>>   * checking for file 'pkg/DESCRIPTION' ... OK
>>   * preparing 'doParallel':
>>   * checking DESCRIPTION meta-information ... OK
>>   * installing the package to re-build vignettes
>>   * creating vignettes ...Warning in file(con, "r") :
>>      cannot open file
>> 'C:\Users\RICHCA~1\AppData\Local\Temp\RtmpQlF1YN\xshell63892b
>>   c4': Permission denied
>>   Error in file(con, "r") : cannot open the connection
>>   Execution halted
>>
>> If I simply comment out the line with the call to makeCluster, the
>> package (complete with vignette) builds. Also, I can use R CMD
>> Sweave/pdflatex together to produce a PDF without error. Has anyone
>> else encountered this problem, and if so, how did you fix it? I can
>> work around the problem if need be by converting the code chunk to a
>> LaTeX verbatim, but that doesn't seem very vignette-friendly.
>>
>
> I was able to reproduce your problem.
> When I added
> stopCluster(cl)
> to the vignette, it built just fine with R CMD build.
>
> Dan
>
>> Any help would be greatly appreciated. Below is my sessionInfo and my
>> current path
>>> sessionInfo()
>> R version 2.14.0 (2011-10-31)
>> Platform: i386-pc-mingw32/i386 (32-bit)
>>
>> locale:
>> [1] LC_COLLATE=English_United States.1252
>> [2] LC_CTYPE=English_United States.1252
>> [3] LC_MONETARY=English_United States.1252
>> [4] LC_NUMERIC=C
>> [5] LC_TIME=English_United States.1252
>>
>> attached base packages:
>> [1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base
>>
>> PATH=c:\Rtools214\bin;c:\Rtools214\MinGW\bin;c:\Rtools214\MinGW64\bin;C:\Ruby\bin;C:\Program
>> Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin;C;\Windows\system32;
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Rich Calaway
>>
>> --
>> Rich Calaway
>> Documentation Manager
>> Revolution Analytics, Inc.
>> 1505 Westlake Ave North Suite 300
>> Seattle, WA 98109
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