[R] Windows 7 R (32/64bit) running under cygwin: package not found

Aldi Kraja aldi at wustl.edu
Tue Oct 16 19:14:14 CEST 2012

Thank you Duncan,

No I did not install R from cygwin. R is installed with windows 7.
I am calling R with a symbolic link from /usr/bin part of cygwin paths, 
but my symbolic link is pointing to /usr/bin/R -> 

Is it possible R is lost in forward paths recognized by cygwin?

You are right I need to test further. Thought someone would have had 
this experience and a solution from previous work.


On 10/16/2012 11:51 AM, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> On 16/10/2012 12:41 PM, Aldi Kraja wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Using R 2.15.1 on Windows 7. Have installed both versions 32 and 64bit.
>> In both of them among others I have installed a package rgenoud
>> When I open R gui of 32bit and write library(rgenoud) it responds by
>> showing a functional rgenoud version  5.7-8. The same it does on Rgui
>> 64bit.
>> Now I am working in cygwin (v. with xwin. Normally before when
>> I had installed a package, I only had to call the library with the name
>> of the package and R will find the right one to load.
>> Now when I apply R CMD BATCH script1.R out1.txt, under cygwin the first
>> thing it reports:
>> R version 2.15.1 (2012-06-22) -- "Roasted Marshmallows"
>> After some generalities it reports
>>   >library(rgenoud)
>> Error in library(rgenoud) : there is no package called 'rgenoud'
>> Execution halted
>> So my question is why under cygwin in a batch mode, it does not find the
>> installed package, which is already installed in my laptop's R?
> I think you'll need to debug this yourself, since you haven't given us 
> much to work with.  My guess would be that you have a different path 
> so you're finding a different R, but it could be something else.  (You 
> aren't using the R distributed by Cygwin, are you?  That one doesn't 
> work.  I don't know who put it into the Cygwin distribution, but they 
> obviously didn't test it.)
> Duncan Murdoch

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