Re: [R] R CMD check <PACKAGE> Error

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 15:35:12 +0100 (BST)

On Fri, 18 Apr 2008, Johannes Graumann wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Can anyone give me a hint on what's wrong if "R CMD check <PACKAGE>" gives
> me this error:
>
> Rd files with unknown encoding:
> <FILENAME>.Rd
>
> I have checked that file over and over and can't find any weired characters
> or some such.
> How can I fix this?

Remove the non-ASCII characters, or declare an encoding.

You didn't tell us your OS -- one good way I find on Linux to spot such characters is to use 'less 'in the C locale. Another is something like (in R)

foo <- readLines("foo.Rd")
foo2 <- iconv(foo, "", "ASCII", sub="byte") foo2[foo2 != foo]

which should show the line(s) concerned with non-ASCII characters highlighted as <xx>.

-- 
Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk
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