[R] Rcmd on Windows

Yunda Huang yunda at alpha.oac.ucla.edu
Fri Jun 14 03:30:45 CEST 2002

Hi there,
Thanks you all for the reply and suggestion. But I still could not get it 
run-:( Where can I find a detailed manual or something on this? I am 
really desperated...

OK. Here is what I have checked:
(1) recent version of perl: yes, I downloaded it from ActivePerl and 
installed it under C:/program files/perl
(2) R version: I just updated it to 1.5.1
(3) Rcmd.exe: yes, I have it under ../rw1050/bin
(4) source installation files: yes, I have ../src/gnuwin32 under my R 
(5) I've also set the path of perl "C:/program files/perl" to user 
environment variable "PATH" under Control Panel->system on my PC

What I did was to type: Rcmd SHLIB --help
under .../rw1050/bin> in DOS environment

But it still did not work and the error message was 
-- 'perl' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file. -- What do you think I have done wrong? 

Thanks a lot for any suggestion!


On Wed, 12 Jun 2002, Uwe Ligges wrote:

> Yunda Huang wrote:
> > 
> > Hi there,
> > 
> > I was tryting to use "Rcmd SHLIB --help" on Windows RGui. However it always
> > gives me sytax error message. I wonder whether you have any suggestion.
> > Thanks in advance!
> 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!
> Uwe Ligges
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