[Rd] Comments on Win95 R Distribution (PR#527)

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue, 25 Apr 2000 08:09:32 +0100 (BST)

On Mon, 24 Apr 2000 salwin@mitretek.org wrote:

> Here are some comments generated by a new R user based on
> initial experiences with the tool.  

Please give the R version number or (preferably) use bug.report() to
generate the report.

> On-line help for tapply:
> The following appears "for to each (non-empty) group of
> values"  It seems there's an extra preposition in this
> sentence.
> On-line help for cut:
> "break" should be "breaks"

[Fixed, thank you]

> morley.data not available with the distribution.  Would be
> helpful for doing the examples in the Intro.

That has already been altered for R 1.1. The file is in the Rnotes
package on CRAN at present, and will be in 1.1.0 on.

> The rwinst.exe did not work at all on Win95.  It could find
> no files.  Wasn't clear from the instructions which
> directory I should be in while running rwinst.  I tried
> several; none worked.  So I manually unzipped the files and
> they worked fine.  

You can use it from anywhere, hence it does not specify where. This
puzzles me: you have to set the source directory to where the files
are: use the Browse button to do so.  The installer is known to work
on Windows 95, and there have been many, many, successful uses.
Could you please try again using Browse to get the right directory
with the zip files?

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
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