bamelbourne at ucdavis.edu
Mon Apr 26 18:56:29 CEST 2004
I'm sure you'll find that the Windows critical update KB835732 has been
installed on your machine. This is most likely the problem, not SPSS.
Brett Melbourne, Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Population Biology, Storer Hall
University of California Davis CA 95616
----- Original Message -----
From: "Alain Yamakana" <alain.yamakana at rogers.com>
To: "Prof Brian Ripley" <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk>
Cc: <r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>; "Duncan Murdoch" <dmurdoch at pair.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2004 6:37 PM
Subject: Re: [R] Bug?
> Thanks Professor Ripley and Professor Murdoch. I successfully downloaded
> 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
> Three weeks I noticed that my SPSS 12 was not working. I have been told
> 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;
> 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
> > 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
> > > 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
> > > 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
> > > 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)
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