[R] R2wd package wdGet() error

Robert Baer rbaer at atsu.edu
Tue Jul 24 01:48:02 CEST 2012

On 7/23/2012 4:25 PM, Jean V Adams wrote:
> I am having trouble using the R2wd package.  The last time I used it
> successfully, I was running an earlier version of R and an earlier version
> of Word with an earlier Windows OS.  I'm not sure which if any of these
> changes might be contributing to the problem.  Right now I'm using
>       R version 2.15.0 (2012-03-30) for Windows
>       MS Word 2010 version 14.0.6112.5000 (32-bit)
>       Windows 7 Enterprise 2009 (Service Pack 1)
> When I submit the following code
>       library(R2wd)
>       library(rcom)
>       wdGet()
> I get this error message
>       Error in if (wdapp[["Documents"]][["Count"]] == 0)
> wdapp[["Documents"]]$Add() :
>         argument is of length zero
I have a new R on a new Win7 OS since I last wdget() so i decided to try 
to reproduce your error
I tried your code and got the same error (R2.15.1), but the library(rcom)

However, as you note below, that line also told me to install 
RDCOMClient with the command;


I did this and the install happened seamlessly with only a few user 

wdget() now works just fine.  The only missing instruction here is that 
it is necessary to stop and restart R after installing the RDCOMClient.  
If you did not try that give it a try.  It worked well for me.


> I saw in a previous posting to r-help (
> http://r.789695.n4.nabble.com/R2wd-error-in-wdGet-td4632737.html), someone
> asked if RDCOMClient was installed and working properly.  So, I tried
> submitting this code
>       install.packages("RDCOMClient", repos = "http://www.omegahat.org/R")
> And I got this warning message:
> package ?RDCOMClient? is not available (for R version 2.15.0)
> I also ran
>       installstatconnDCOM()
> And it seemed to install fine.  But when I try to run statconn DCOM's
> Server 01 ? Basic Test, and then select Start R, I get this message
>       Loading StatConnector Server... Done
>       Initializing R...Function call failed
>         Code: -2147221485
>         Text: installation problem: unable to load connector
>            Method '~' of object '~' failed
>       Releasing StatConnector Server...Done
> Any suggestions for how I might get wdGet() to work?
> Thanks in advance.
> Jean
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