Re: [R] ScieViews installer

From: Philippe Grosjean <>
Date: Sun 08 May 2005 - 16:42:44 EST

Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> On Sat, 7 May 2005, Erich Neuwirth wrote:

>> Thank you for your help.
>> The library directory contained some very strangely named
>> subdirectories, file3132 and similarly.
>> After removing these and vereything related to SciViews
>> I was able to install SciViews.
>> Looking back I seem to remember that form time to time
>> these strange directories appear and I do not understand
>> where they come from.
>> Could it be a timing issue, i.e. Windows trying to remove
>> a directory too early? I remember similar problems with
>> temporary files not being deletable by Excel.
> No, on NT a Windows atomic file rename is used.  Neither Duncan nor I 
> have ever encountered these: they seem to result from a Windows OS bug.

This happens occasionally when R is not able to unzip a file because it is corrupted. In such a case, you are better to reload the file. Best,

Philippe Grosjean

P.S.: note that the SciViews bundle is not compatible yet with internationalization introduced in R 2.1.0. I am currently working on it.

>> Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>>> On Sat, 7 May 2005, Erich Neuwirth wrote:
>>>> bundle 'SciViews' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked
>>>> Error in sprintf(gettext("unable to move temp installation '%d' to
>>>> '%s'"), :
>>>> use format %s for character objects
>>>> how can I solve this problem?
>>> Well, use R-patched where that exact problem goes away, but that is not
>>> the problem that needs solving.
>>> The underlying cause is a problem on your Windows file system. Do you
>>> have a version of SciViews left over that Windows cannot remove?
>>> I've just tested this, and it works for me even in 2.1.0.
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