Install issue on win Vista64? posted to R they said try here :-)

Issue #56 resolved
Tom Brander created an issue

Just installed a 1st time use of R on a win vista 64 box (4gigram) but asked for the 32 bit version.. I plan to use via Rpy and or Rpy2 Rpy2 install rpy2-2.0.8.win32-py2.6.msi

installation is via "R-2.12.0-win.exe" got the following when trying to test... raise RuntimeError("Unable to locate R.dll within %s" % R_HOME) RuntimeError: Unable to locate R.dll within C:\PROGRA~1\R\R-212~1.0 Sure 'nuff when I go the the R/R-212~1.0 directory there are no dll's The GUI for R seems to run fine... But without the DLL no Rpy for me :-( I asked for 32 bit install due to Rpy and Python being 32 bit Yes I did try another install cycle with no change...

I did find the DLL in C:\Program Files\R\R-2.12.0\bin\i386 but the program seems to be trying to find it in C:\PROGRA~1\R\R-212~1.0

I get similar problems with RPY rpy-1.0.3-R-2.9.0-R-2.9.1-win32-py2.6.exe but the error is : File "C:\Python26\lib\site-packages\rpy_tools.py", line 103, in get_R_VERSION raise RuntimeError("Couldn't obtain version number from output\n" RuntimeError: Couldn't obtain version number from output of `R --version'. I have reported on the RPY list...

Comments (2)

  1. Laurent Gautier

    The 2.0.8 msi was built for win32. I am really not sure you can do much with it under win64.

    Otherwise, the path for the win binaries seems to have changed with R-2.12. This was fixed in the branch version_2.0.x (4af6fc146f36 ) but there are no binaries available.

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