[Rd] package Geneland / Rgui under windows

Hin-Tak Leung hin-tak.leung at cimr.cam.ac.uk
Mon Oct 15 20:13:14 CEST 2007

I don't have 'genuine' windows, but I have been running win32 R
under wine from time to time for a couple of years (among other
reasons, for testing cross-compilation of our R package - snpMatrix in 
http://www-gene.cimr.cam.ac.uk/clayton/software/), and your package
(fields_3.5.zip  Geneland_2.0.8.zip  RandomFields_1.3.30.zip)
works fine with win32 R 2.6.0 Rgui under wine.

However, I notice an anomaly - You are using printf() instead of 
Rprintf() - and these messages:

            ***    MCMC inference     ***
   0.200 %
  99.800 %
100.000 %
            ***    End of MCMC inference     ***

get sent to the parent terminal controlling wine, rather than going
into Rgui's console. (we made a similiar mistake in an early version of 

Consider replacing printf() with Rprintf() . This is an FAQ in the 
R-windows FAQ web page. That might be why Rgui hangs in XP but Rterm works.

Gilles GUILLOT wrote:
> I forgot to say that I was the package author.
> I suspected a bug of R as Geneland worked fine for two
> years and the problem popped up
> with the release of R 2.6.0
> And I can't see any explanation.
> So, any clue would help.
> gilles
>> Gilles GUILLOT wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I experienced a problem with the package Geneland under R 2.6.0
>>> with  windows XP professional.
>>> The commands below should simulate a dataset,
>>> then make an MCMC simulation stored in tempdir().
>>> It works with R 2.5.1 (both GUI and command line)
>>> It works with the command line of R 2.6.0
>>> but not with the R GUI of 2.6.0: no output file is created in tempdir()
>>> and R remains frozen.
>>> I reported it as a bug
>>> (PR#9964)  but did not get any feed back.
>> I think the general rule-of-thumb is to contact the package author for
>> problems with individual packages.  Many package authors read this list,
>> but there are probably some that do not.  Sometimes problems with
>> individual packages are actually bugs in R, but I would say that this is
>> not usually the case.  However, the package author is probably the best
>> person to make this judgment.
>> Sean
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