[Gretl-devel] Gretl & R interaction problem

Allin Cottrell cottrell at wfu.edu
Tue Jul 21 14:59:35 EDT 2015


On Tue, 21 Jul 2015, Henrique Andrade wrote:

> Dear Gretl Team,
>
> When we use the "foreign" function and the foreign script has errors, Gretl
> freezes. Please take a look at the following example:
>
> <hansl>
> open australia.gdt
>
> foreign language=R --send-data
> gretldata
> end foreign
> </hansl>
>
> It works just fine. Now let's generate an intentional error using
> "gretldat" instead of "gretldata":
>
> <hansl>
> open australia.gdt
>
> foreign language=R --send-data
> gretldat
> end foreign
> </hansl>
>
> On a Windows PC machine the only way to make things go back to normality is
> using Task Manager (CTRL-ALT-DEL) to finish Rterm. When we do this Gretl
> comes back to life [;-)] and shows us the following message:
>
> "Error in eval(expr, envir, enclos) : object 'gretldat' not found
> Error executing script: halting"

Thanks for the report. The second case doesn't hang on Linux. This 
seems to be an Rterm peculiarity. You're better off using Rlib, if 
possible, but I guess I can study up on Rterm a little more.

Allin


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