[R] error when loading nlme

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Dec 18 11:38:43 CET 2000

To all users of R for Windows: *please* read the ReadMe before downloading
libraries, and make sure you get the right version.  There are
extensive incompatibilities between R 1.2.0 and earlier versions, and
even more between the Windows ports.

On Mon, 18 Dec 2000, Tord Snall wrote:

> Dear all,
> I try to load the nlme library for Linear and nonlinear mixed effects
> models by Jose Pinheiro, Douglas Bates and Saikat DebRoy but I get the
> following error message:
> > library(nls)
> > library(nlme)
> Error in dyn.load(x, as.logical(local), as.logical(now)) : 
>         unable to load shared library
> "C:\Program\R\rw1010/library/nlme/libs/nlme.dll":
>   LoadLibrary failure:  Det går inte att hitta angiven procedur.
> Error in library(nlme) : .First.lib failed
> > 
> A window saying "Cannot find the procedure start address LENGTH in the DLL
> file R.dll" also pops up.
> Can someone please tell an R-beginner how to solve this.

Get the right version, from the *Old* area.  As the ReadMe says:

R Packages for Windows, version 1.2.0 or later

These packages are for rw1020 or later. See PACKAGES for the version
and descriptions.

See directory Old for versions for rw1011 or before (and that collection is
no longer maintained).

> Has it got to do with the fact that I use R 1.1.0 for Win NT? R 1.2 for
> Windows NT is not availabe yet, is it?

No, but a pre-release has been.  Guido did say he would do it on Saturday,
so it should be imminent.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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