[BioC] : [R] Problems wih EBImage for windows 7

Evan Misshula emisshula at jjay.cuny.edu
Thu Dec 16 23:32:30 CET 2010

Hi Gregiore,
Has any progress been made on this issue?  I am a windows user who also installed GTK+ and the latest version of ImageMagick 6.6.6-5-dll.exe before discovering the binaries do not work for windows 7.  There appear to be no old binaries of 6.5.x to drop back to.  I am too unsophisticated to attempt a build.
Thank you for your update.


Evan Misshula
CUNY John Jay

From: Gregoire Pau <gregoire.pau at ...>
Subject: Re: [R] Poblems wih EBImage
Newsgroups: gmane.science.biology.informatics.conductor
Date: 2010-04-17 21:13:19 GMT (34 weeks, 5 days, 1 hour and 13 minutes ago)

Hello Heberto,

The issue you are reporting seems to be due to a recent modification of 
the ImageMagick API, on which EBImage relies on to read/write images. We 
are currently fixing this issue. In the meanwhile, please use a previous 
version of ImageMagick (such as 6.5.x).

Best regards,

Gregoire Pau
EMBL Research officer

R Heberto Ghezzo, Dr wrote:
> hello Gregoire
> Yes, I installed with ' Install develepment headers'
> If I open a command prompt and typed gtk-demo the corresponding gtk windows appers
> If I type convert the usage of convert appears from ImageMagick-6.6.1-2
> So far I think I did everything as requared!
> Any more suggestions
> Heberto Ghezzo
> ________________________________________
> From: Gregoire Pau [gregoire.pau at ...]
> Sent: Friday, April 16, 2010 12:37 PM
> To: R Heberto Ghezzo, Dr
> Cc: r-help at ...
> Subject: Re: [R] Poblems wih EBImage
> Hello,
> EBImage is a Bioconductor package: please post on the Bioconductor
> mailing list.
> EBImage requires the libraries ImageMagick and GTK+ to be installed. Did
> you follow the instructions of the installation manual ?
> http://www.bioconductor.org/packages/release/bioc/html/EBImage.html
> It looks like EBImage cannot locate ImageMagick and GTK+. Are they
> working properly (try gtk-demo and convert in the command line) ? Did
> you add the GTK path in the system path (most likely c:\gtk\bin) ? Did
> you tick the "Install developement headers and libraries" checkbox when
> installing ImageMagick ?
> Hope this helps,
> Regards,
> Greg
> ---
> Gregoire Pau
> EMBL Research Officer
> http://www.embl.de/~gpau/
> R Heberto Ghezzo, Dr wrote:
>> Hello, Working with Windows 7 in a HP laptop with R-2.10.1
>> I download and installed ImageMagick- and GTK 2.12.9-win32-2, then
downloaded and installed from local file EBImage_3.2.0.zip and I got:
>>> library(EBImage)
>> Loading required package: abind
>> Error in inDL(x, as.logical(local), as.logical(now), ...) :
>>   unable to load shared library 'C:/Programs/R/Cran/EBImage/libs/EBImage.dll':
>>   LoadLibrary failure:  The specified module could not be found.
>> In addition: Warning message:
>> package 'abind' was built under R version c(2, 5, 0) and help will not work correctly
>> Please re-install it
>> Error: package/namespace load failed for 'EBImage'
>> the location "C:\Programs\R\Cran\EBImage\libs\EBImage.dll" exists
>> Can somebody tell me what is wrong?
>> Thanks
>> Heberto Ghezzo
>> McGill University
>> Canada
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