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

Aldi Kraja aldi at wustl.edu
Tue Oct 16 21:02:53 CEST 2012

Thank you all including Bert,

In my opinion the library() when is working in cygwin env., does not 
check the additional libraries, where R installed the additional packages.

So the solution for this problem was to define manually in my programs 
where is located the library of additional packages:
(although I was expecting library() itself to know about the additional 

This solved the problem. Now R works again in cygwin. :-)



On 10/16/2012 1:19 PM, Bert Gunter wrote:
> 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
> details.
> ?library
> ?.libPaths
> describe how R sets/gets library paths (including defaults).
> Cheers,
> Bert
>> 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:
>>> 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?
>>> Thank you in advance,
>>> Aldi

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