[R] Multibyte strings

Dennis Fisher fisher at plessthan.com
Fri Sep 25 23:23:54 CEST 2015

R 3.2.0


Earlier today, I initiated a series of emails regarding SASxport (which was removed from CRAN).  David Winsemius proposed downloading the source code and installing with the following command:
	install.packages('~/Downloads/SASxport_1.5.0.tar.gz', repos = NULL , type="source”)Th

That works and I am grateful to David for his recommendation.  However, the package fails on some of the many objects that I attempted to write with:

The error message was:
	Error in nchar(var) : invalid multibyte string 3157

One work-around would be to edit out multibyte strings.  Is there a simple way to find and replace them?  Or is there some other clever approach that bypasses the problem?


Dennis Fisher MD
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