[R] FactoMineR

John Fox jfox at mcmaster.ca
Tue Jan 22 13:39:53 CET 2013

Dear Daniel,

There were changes to the new version 1.9-3 of the Rcmdr so that it conforms to CRAN policies. These changes can break plug-ins that haven't been modified for compatibility. 

One change is that the environment in which the Rcmdr stores state information is no longer put on the search path. That's apparently preventing the FactoMineR plug-in from finding the active data set. The solution is for the author to replace get(.activeDataSet) with something like get(getRcmdr(".activeDataSet")). I'll correspond with the package author to suggest this.

I apologize for the difficulties introduced by these changes.


John Fox
Sen. William McMaster Prof. of Social Statistics
Department of Sociology
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

On Tue, 22 Jan 2013 10:34:28 +0000
 Dániel Kehl <kehld at ktk.pte.hu> wrote:
> Dear Users,
> I installed R Commander and the FactoMineR plug-in. Everything is fine, I can see the new menu,
> I can import datasets, but if I want to use any of the items in the FactoMineR menu, i get the following error:
> Error in get(.activeDataSet) : object '.activeDataSet' not found
> even if there is an active dataset (if there is none, all the menu items are grey of course).
> I have R version 2.15.2 using Windows 7 but experienced the same on other machines.
> Please let me know if you have any idea!
> Thanks a lot
> daniel
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