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

Bert Gunter gunter.berton at gene.com
Tue Oct 16 20:19:04 CEST 2012

I do not think that this has anything to do with the issue at hand,
but just to clarify ...

On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 10:18 AM, Jeff Newmiller
<jdnewmil at dcn.davis.ca.us> wrote:
> Probably because when you run it from Cygwin the R_LIBS variable does not point to the user and install library directories. I don't know how Rgui knows where they are (registry?)

R for Windows need not use the registry at all, and does so optionally
for just a couple of minor issues. See the R for WIndows FAQ 2.17 for


describe how R sets/gets library paths (including defaults).


> but you can look in the .Library and .Library.site variables to see the results.

> In a case like this, posting your sessionInfo() for each case is highly recommended.
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> Aldi Kraja <aldi at wustl.edu> wrote:
>>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
>>Now I am working in cygwin (v. with xwin. Normally before
>>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
>>installed package, which is already installed in my laptop's R?
>>Thank you in advance,
>>R-help at r-project.org mailing list
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>>and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
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Bert Gunter
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