[R] FactoMineR

John Fox jfox at mcmaster.ca
Wed Jan 23 17:22:52 CET 2013

Dear Daniel,

Eventually, FactoMineR (and other Rcmdr plug-ins) really should be updated
to conform to R 3.0.0 requirements, but I've modified the development
version 1.9-4 of the Rcmdr on R-Forge to allow a new option to accommodate
some of these plug-ins. If you set
options(Rcmdr=list(RcmdrEnv.on.path=TRUE)), then plug-in packages like
FactoMineR that rely on the RcmdrEnv environment being on the search path
*may* again work properly. A quick check suggests that this is the case with

Normally, the development version of the Rcmdr should be installable for the
current version of R from R-Forge via the command install.packages("Rcmdr",
repos="http://R-Forge.R-project.org"), but packages on R-Forge are often
built on an irregular basis, and so if you want to try it, you may have to
download the Rcmdr source package via svn and build the package yourself;
see <http://r-forge.r-project.org/scm/?group_id=255>.

Of course, version 1.9-4 of the Rcmdr will eventually be moved to CRAN, but
I have to correspond some more with plug-in package authors and do more
testing before that happens.

I hope this helps,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dániel Kehl [mailto:kehld at ktk.pte.hu]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 8:02 AM
> To: John Fox
> Cc: R-help
> Subject: RE: [R] FactoMineR
> Dear John,
> great news, thank you for your kind answer and quick response. I am sure
> that the author is going to do his best as well.
> An other good experience why I love R! :)
> Have a nice day,
> daniel
> ________________________________________
> Feladó: John Fox [jfox at mcmaster.ca]
> Küldve: 2013. január 22. 13:39
> To: Dániel Kehl
> Cc: R-help
> Tárgy: Re: [R] FactoMineR
> 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
> ------------------------------------------------
> John Fox
> Sen. William McMaster Prof. of Social Statistics
> Department of Sociology
> McMaster University
> Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
> http://socserv.mcmaster.ca/jfox/
> 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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