[R] nlme on Windows 2000 (v1.8.1)
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Apr 9 12:23:35 CEST 2004
See the rw-FAQ, specifically Q2.19. It is very likely some piece of
rogue software on your machines.
On Thu, 8 Apr 2004, Kent Holsinger wrote:
> I have a problem with nlme on Windows 2000, and I'm having a devil of a
> time determining whether the problem is with my computer or with
> something in R. I'm running v1.8.1 on a Dell Pentium III with 512MB of
> RAM and all of the recommended Windows 2000 updates applied.
> If I use Rterm, I can run analyses with NLME to my heart's content. But
> when I run Rgui, I encounter a floating point exception. To be concrete if I
> > library(nlme)
> Loading required package: lattice
> > data(Rail)
> > lme(travel ~ 1, data = Rail, random = ~ 1 | Rail)
> (the first example in Pinheiro and Bates), R churns for a while and a
> window pops up informing me of an application error. Specifically, "The
> exception Floating-point division by zero. (0xc000008e) occurred in the
> application at location 0x639b50ff." There error occurs every time. The
> same analysis runs flawlessly in Rterm.
> To make it even stranger, I get the same error on a Toshiba Pentium
> laptop (also with 512MB of memory, although I haven't tried the analyses
> in Rterm on that machine). On that machine, I get a blue screen after
> acknowledging the error. The laptop is a dual boot on which I run Linux
> (Fedora Core 1). R works perfectly on it under Linux.
> I've downloaded and re-installed the binaries on both machines several
> times, so I don't think I have a corrupted download. Any ideas on how to
> diagnose (and solve) this problem would be greatly appreciated.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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