[R] Problems installing R on Windows XP
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Aug 4 08:55:12 CEST 2003
On Fri, 1 Aug 2003, Dipl. Ing. Kurt Neumann wrote:
> I run a IBM PC compatible with a Pentium IV with 2,4 MHz and 512 Mb RAM and a 80 Gb fast disk und Windows XP home edition.
> I downloaded rw1071.exe from cran.at and cran twice.
(Unfortunately because of caches you almost certaintly got the same copy.)
> When I tried to open rw1071.exe I choose the option to install all R reference materials as well and then after some 10 seconds I get an error message
> refman.pdf file is corrupted (I tried several times to re-open without any success)
> Rhelp.zip as above
> hvo___.afm as above
> Do you have any idea what I did presumably wrong?
> Is there any help - suggestions what I should try next available from R-support?
There are suggestions on the very page from which you downloaded
rw1071.exe: please check the MD5 sums as described at
This will establish if the file you downloaded is corrupted.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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