[R] R 2.9 and XML

Ian Kennedy ian_kennedy at hc-sc.gc.ca
Tue May 5 20:53:07 CEST 2009

> After I installed R 2.9.0 my XML package cannot load; I get an error
> application has failed to start because iconv.dll was not found.
> Re-installing the application may fix this problem". I already
> both but the problem persists. Does anyone know what is going on? I would
> appreciate any help. Thanks a lot

I had this problem (after installing XML through install.packages() ) and
worked around it by making a copy of Riconv.dll (in the R-2.9.0/biin
directory) and naming it iconv.dll. The XML package seems to be working
now, but I'd like to know if there's a better way.

Ian Kennedy

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