[R] How to connect R and WinBUGS/OpenBUGS/LinBUGS in Linux in Feb. 2009

Paul Heinrich Dietrich paul.heinrich.dietrich at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 15:45:43 CET 2009

Hi all,
I've managed to get JAGS working on my Ubuntu Hardy Linux with a 32-bit
computer and AMD processors using R 2.8.1.  JAGS is great.  I've read that
JAGS is the fastest, but that hasn't been my experience.  At any rate, I
have more experience with WinBUGS under Windows and would like a version of
that working as well.

It seems like I've read a lot on the subject and tried a lot, but haven't
managed to get BUGS to work yet.  The most success I've had is to install
WinBUGS or OpenBUGS using this method:

What you also need to know is that you need to open Wine and add a drive. 
Although Z is recommended, I haven't been able to specify it, but have
gotten a D drive to work, using:

wine D:/opt/OpenBUGS/winbugs.exe

Using this method, OpenBUGS opens.  Now, to be able to open it with R.  I've
read all sorts of discussions about BRugs (which is no longer on CRAN, but
old versions can still be found), rbugs, and R2WinBUGS (which I'm used to
using on Windows with WinBUGS).  Some people say R2WinBUGS cannot run
OpenBUGS on Linux, some claim they've done it (I think).  It seems the same
thing with everything else.  I've tried making the linbugs and cbugs file
recommended elsewhere online.  It's all very confusing.

Can someone show a method that works currently, along with some sample code? 
I'm also new to Linux, and confused by path conventions.  For example, in
rbugs, it shows an example of a path such as
"/var/scratch/jyan/wine-20040408/wine", and I don't see how to modify this. 
I have no /var/scratch to begin with, and think Wine is installed in
/home/me/.wine...(I don't have Linux in front of me right now).

Please help.  Thanks.
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