[R] Error using function MVN in package MCLUST: Fortran symbol name not in DLL for package

Sarah Goslee sarah.goslee at gmail.com
Fri Dec 9 13:21:24 CET 2011

I suspect at a minimum we need the basic information requested in the
posting guide: your OS, version of R< version of the package in question.

sessionInfo() is a useful command.

You shouldn't need to load anything beyond the package itself.


On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 4:01 AM, Natalie Franklin
<N.J.Franklin at pgr.reading.ac.uk> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I need to fit a mutlivariate normal model to a dataset in order to obtain the mean and covariance parameters. I see that the MVN function in the MCLUST package can do this, however when I try to run even the simplest example provided in the documentation, as below, I get the following error:
> n <- 1000
> set.seed(0)
> x <- rnorm(n, mean = -1, sd = 2)
> mvn(modelName = "X", x)
> Error in .Fortran("mvn1d", as.double(data), as.integer(n), double(1),  :
>  Fortran symbol name "mvn1d" not in DLL for package "mclust"
> I cannot see a resolution to this in the list, and wonder whether I need to load something else separately to the package? Could it be that I need to load a separate DLL?
> Many thanks for your help.
> Natalie

Sarah Goslee

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