[R] JGR starter problems

J Dougherty jwd at surewest.net
Tue May 1 02:31:08 CEST 2007

I'm running R 2.4.1 on SuSE Linux 10.2.  My system is an AMD based PC with 2 
Gigs of ram and abundant HD space. 

I have always run R from the console without problems, but in the interests of 
broadening R's user-base, and reducing the complexity of my computing 
environment, I am hoping to convince my PTB that R is a viable alternative to 
Excel under Windows - heh.  Since they like pretty pictures I'm experimenting 
with graphic interfaces for R in linux.  The Windows interface is fine, but I 
would prefer to stick to linux if at all possible.  I've been trying the JGR 
environment and so far it loads and looks nice but it doesn't seem to be able 
to find the key libraries such as "base."  There are two errors that appear 
in the initial messages - one being that JGR can't load .../stats.so, and 
that R_GlobalEnv is an undefined symbol.  And the other is that 
options("defaultPackages") is not as shown below.  I presume this is probably 
a compilation error on my part and would like to know what I've done wrong.  
The initial messages when JGR loads are below.

Thanks, JWDougherty

Error in dyn.load(x, as.logical(local), as.logical(now)) : 
	unable to load shared library '/usr/local/lib/R/library/stats/libs/stats.so':
  /usr/local/lib/R/library/stats/libs/stats.so: undefined symbol: R_GlobalEnv
Loading required package: JavaGD
Loading required package: iplots
Creating per-session help links...
Loading required package: grDevices
During startup - Warning message:
package stats in options("defaultPackages") was not found

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