[R] Bug?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Apr 25 18:23:03 CEST 2004

Yes, it is a bug, but not in R.  It is a bug in a Windows XP critical 
update: are you *sure* no new software has been installed behind your 

The fix (which you can find several times in the list archives) is to add


(or better, the correct path to your home aka personal directory) to the
shortcut you use to start R.

There is a workaround in R-patched, usually available from


but I think that has the wrong version at present since it is labelled
R-2.0.0 patch build for Windows and contains rw2000dev.exe, not 

On Sun, 25 Apr 2004, Alain Yamakana wrote:

> Either something is wrong with my machine or there may be a bugg. I had run
> R-1.8.1 two weeks ago. Since yesterday, I am getting this message:<<R for
> Windows GUI front-end has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are
> sorry for the inconvenience.>> No new software has been installed since I
> installed R-1.8.1. Tired to fail getting R-1.8.1 work, I decided to install
> R-1.9.0 and got the following message <<Fatal Error. HOMEDRIVE>>. How to
> solve either one of these two problems?

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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