Re: [R] Getting JRI/rJava to work

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 14:24:49 +0100 (BST)

Some off-line discussion showed that the problem was a different iconv.dll ahead of R's in the path. This is a risk for embedded applications of R, and worth checking for if this error comes up for you. (We have also seen it reported just once when the issue was Windows' locale settings.)

On Fri, 16 May 2008, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> On Fri, 16 May 2008, john seers (IFR) wrote:
>
>>
>> Hello All
>>
>> I am trying to get the JRI examples from rJava to work on Windows XP and
>> failing. (And as a more general and connected question is there any
>> review/summary of front-end software for R?)
>>
>> I have installed rJava from the Windows binary supplied. I compile and
>> run the example supplied (rtest.java) and get the results below. I do
>> not think the notes about a deprecated API are a problem. But I do not
>> know what causes the unsupported conversion messages.
>
> Trying to run R in a non-existent locale (or at least in a charset iconv()
> does not understand). However, your example (with suitably modified paths)
> does work for me in apparently the same locale, so I cannot debug it for you.
>
> I do think the R posting guide clearly indicates this as off-topic for R-help
> -- it is a non-R programming issue involving a contributed package.
>
>>
>> Versions used etc below.
>>
>> Any ideas please? Thanks for any help.
>>
>> Regards
>>
>>
>> John Seers
>>
>> ########################################################################
>> ####################
>>
>> C:\temp\JRI\examples>javac -cp "C:/Program
>> Files/R/mylibrary/rJava/jri/JRI.jar" rtest.java
>> Note: rtest.java uses or overrides a deprecated API.
>> Note: Recompile with -Xlint:deprecation for details.
>>
>> C:\temp\JRI\examples>java -Djava.library.path="C:/Program
>> Files/R/mylibrary/rJava/jri" -cp .;"C:/Program
>> Files/R/mylibrary/rJava/jri/JRI.jar" rtest
>> Creating Rengine (with arguments)
>> Error in structure(.Internal(Sys.getenv(as.character(x),
>> as.character(unset))), :
>> unsupported conversion
>>
>> R version 2.7.0 (2008-04-22)
>> Copyright (C) 2008 The R Foundation for Statistical Computing
>> ISBN 3-900051-07-0
>>
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>>
>> Natural language support but running in an English locale
>>
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>>
>> Error in file.info(lib.loc) : unsupported conversion in
>> 'filenameToWchar'
>> Error in file.exists(name) : unsupported conversion in 'filenameToWchar'
>> rShowMessage "Fatal error: unable to restore saved data in .RData
>>
>> "
>>
>> C:\temp\JRI\examples>
>>
>> ########################################################################
>> ######################
>>
>>
>> C:\temp\JRI\examples>which java
>> /cygdrive/c/Program Files/Java/jdk1.6.0_06/bin/java
>>
>> C:\temp\JRI\examples>which javac
>> /cygdrive/c/Program Files/Java/jdk1.6.0_06/bin/javac
>>
>> C:\temp\JRI\examples>
>>
>>> sessionInfo()
>> R version 2.7.0 (2008-04-22)
>> i386-pc-mingw32
>>
>> locale:
>> LC_COLLATE=English_United Kingdom.1252;LC_CTYPE=English_United
>> Kingdom.1252;LC_MONETARY=English_United
>> Kingdom.1252;LC_NUMERIC=C;LC_TIME=English_United Kingdom.1252
>>
>> attached base packages:
>> [1] stats graphics grDevices datasets utils methods base
>>
>>
>> other attached packages:
>> [1] rJava_0.5-1 RWinEdt_1.8-0
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> ---
>>
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>
> --
> Brian D. Ripley, ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk
> Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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-- 
Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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