# [Rd] Potential cross-platform package building issue

Steven Ranney steven.ranney at gmail.com
Sat Jan 3 21:49:53 CET 2015

I am using 32-bit R 3.1.2 on Windows 7.

I recently conducted an R CMD check --as-cran on a recently-developed
package and received only the 'New submission' note. Research on
StackOverflow and on R-devel suggested this could be ignored. I also used
devtools::build_win() and received no notes or warnings, other than the one
mentioned previously. Lastly, I conducted an R CMD check with the
development version of R.  Further, I built the package locally with R CMD
build and R CMD INSTALL --build and everything worked as it should,
including the PDF manual.

Upon submission to CRAN, I was told that a warning was thrown:

This fails to make its manual:
This typically indicates Rd problems.
LaTeX errors found:
! Missing $inserted. <inserted text>$
l.682 }{}
! Missing } inserted.
<inserted text>
}
l.682
}{}
...

The line appears to be
\widehat{R_1} =
\frac{\sum\limits_{i=1}^n{c_i/n}}{\sum\limits_{i=1}^n{L_i/n}}

I asked for assistance in resolving this issue as I could not replicate the
WARNING.  Another user could replicate the warning on Ubuntu 12.04 but was
able to resolve the issue by removing the DOS end-of-line markers (^M or
Ctrl-M) from the .Rd file.  Neither he nor I could find anything in the R
Extensions Manual that discussed removing end-of-line markers.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/27756679/cran-finds-an-warning-that-r-cmd-check-as-cran-does-not

Is this an obscure cross platform issue?  If so, I would have thought that
someone else would have already discovered this.  If this is normal
behavior, is there a simple way to remove these end of line markers so I
can minimize WARNINGS from CRAN in the future?

Thanks -

Steven Ranney

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