Re: [Rd] binding message from R CMD check

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 17:09:09 +0100 (BST)

On Thu, 18 Jun 2009, Terry Therneau wrote:

> When I run R CMD check on the survival package I get one error message that I
> have not been able to figure out:
> survfitCI: no visible binding for global variable 'n.nevent'
> I've examined the code and can't see the problem -- the variable in question
> appears several times. Is there as way to find out EXACTLY what line it objects
> to?

No, as it examines the parsed code (and codetools predates srcref records). But grep finds only one occurrence in survival, at

gannet% grep -F n.nevent *
survfitCI.S: n.event=unlist(n.nevent),

Is it a typo for n.event?

Brian D. Ripley,        
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University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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