R-beta: Error message from library install
maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Thu Oct 2 08:49:38 CEST 1997
>>>>> "DB" == Douglas Bates <bates at stat.wisc.edu> writes:
DB> I am trying to install a library for my linear models class. (The
DB> name "st849" comes from the course identification, Statistics 849.)
DB> # R INSTALL st849
DB> Installing package `st849' ...
DB> Building help pages for package `st849'
DB> NONE:0: m4: ERROR: EOF in argument list
DB> Should I be concerned about the m4 error? I am prepared to believe
DB> that it is caused by my not getting the syntax of a help file
DB> correct but I am not sure exactly where the error is.
the 'm4' error message must come from a
syntax error in an R documentation (aka 'man') file.
Usually it is a missing ")"...
Finding the exact location: First you should try to guess which file
causes the problem. This is not so hard (usually).
Then, using emacs ;-) with font-locking and paren-matching
usually has helped to locate the problem quickly.
Note that in version 0.60 these problems fortunately will be gone,...
(new .Rd format and perl used for doing the translations.
``perl'', ie., you will love it, Doug!)
DB> I will make a tar file of the library available as
DB> ftp://franz.stat.wisc.edu/pub/st849.tar.gz for anyone who is
DB> interested. The library is primarily the data from the examples
DB> and exercises in the text "Regression Analysis: Theory, Methods,
DB> and Applications" by Sen and Srivastava (Springer, 1990). --
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