[R] Bug?

Alain Yamakana alain.yamakana at rogers.com
Mon Apr 26 03:37:49 CEST 2004

Thanks Professor Ripley and Professor Murdoch. I successfully downloaded and
installed the suggested R-patched. Prof Ripley's question makes me realize
that there may be conflict between R and SPSS 12. I had SPSS on my machine
(Pentium IV from Gateway running under Windows XP) before I installed R1081.
Three weeks I noticed that my SPSS 12 was not working. I have been told it's
because I manually changed the location from Program files to C:\Stats. I
used to do that under Windows 95 without any problem. The technician then
reinstalled the SPSS 12 in C:\Stats. He tried it and it seemed to work; this
was about April 2, 04. Since I didn't use SPSS 12, but I did run R1081.
Today, the SPSS 12 is not working; it fails to start. Hopefully this
information will be of any interest. In the meantime my problem is solved
and I am very appreciative of your very kind and prompt reply.

Best regards,

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Prof Brian Ripley" <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk>
To: "Alain Yamakana" <alain.yamakana at rogers.com>
Cc: <r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2004 12:23 PM
Subject: Re: [R] Bug?

> 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
> back?
> The fix (which you can find several times in the list archives) is to add
> R_USER=c:/
> (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
> http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/base/rpatched.html
> 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
> rw1090pat.exe.
> On Sun, 25 Apr 2004, Alain Yamakana wrote:
> > Either something is wrong with my machine or there may be a bugg. I had
> > R-1.8.1 two weeks ago. Since yesterday, I am getting this message:<<R
> > Windows GUI front-end has encountered a problem and needs to close. We
> > sorry for the inconvenience.>> No new software has been installed since
> > installed R-1.8.1. Tired to fail getting R-1.8.1 work, I decided to
> > 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
> Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
> University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
> 1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272866 (PA)
> Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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