[R] getNativeSymbolInfo for stats on R>=3.0.0

Francois Rousset francois.rousset at univ-montp2.fr
Sat Jul 6 21:42:31 CEST 2013

Dear R users,

Problems with a .Call("logit_link",...) led me to the following test on 
virgin sessions of R2.15.2, R2.15.3, R3.0.0, R3.0.1 (Precompiled windows 
binaries in all cases)
==== begin code ==========
==== end code ==========
This works as expected on R2.15.2 and R2.15.3, but not on R3.0.0 and 
R3.0.1 where I get the message
Erreur dans FUN("logit_link"[[1L]], ...) : no such symbol logit_link

Adding the argument PACKAGE="stats" has no effect. Same error message 
for other functions from the stats DLL, but not for functions from the 
base package [e.g. getNativeSymbolInfo("dqrqy")].

I see that the examples in ?getNativeSymbolInfo have disappeared after 
R2.15.3, but I see no other changes in that documentation that could 
explain the change in the results.

Other information (similar for all versions of R):
 > sessionInfo()
R version 3.0.1 (2013-05-16)
Platform: x86_64-w64-mingw32/x64 (64-bit)

[1] LC_COLLATE=French_France.1252  LC_CTYPE=French_France.1252 
[4] LC_NUMERIC=C                   LC_TIME=French_France.1252

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods base

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] tools_3.0.1

Any insight ?

Thanks in advance,

Francois Rousset
Institut des Sciences de l'Évolution de Montpellier

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