[R] Rcmd on Windows

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Wed Jun 12 22:28:21 CEST 2002

Yunda Huang wrote:
> Hi,
> > You have to call Rcmd from the windows shell, not within R (if I
> > understood right).
> > It works for me on R-1.5.0 (patched), WinNT4.0. Do you have installed a
> > recent version of perl?
> > Please, tell us something about your R version and OS!
> >
> I have Windows 2000 professional on my computer. The R version I have
> is rw1020. I tried Rcmd outside RGui -- Dos environment, 

Fortunately, Microsoft left DOS behind with WinNT, Win2000, WinXP (and
just calls the windows command shell sometimes confusingly DOS prompt).

> but it still did not work out. 
> Would the version of R or my OS be the problem? I will download R-1.5.0 then.

1.2.0 is roughly 18 months old (and since there were several versions
released in the meantime, it is really a good idea to report the version
you are using!). I cannot remind if there were any related problems in
it, but, anyway, it is highly recommended to upgrade to 1.5.0, or better
1.5.1, which will be released next week, AFAIK.

And again my question: Do you have a (recent) version of perl?
Did you install the required R source files (...\src\gnuwin32), which
have to be selected explicitely in the Setup-Wizard for Windows (if your
version is not self compiled)?

Uwe Ligges

> Thanks so much for the reply from Brian Ripley, Uwe Ligges and Kolling
> Alfons.
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