installation problems on Windows (was [R] Problems with some components of R)

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at
Wed Mar 1 18:32:12 CET 2000

> Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2000 18:01:21 +0100
> From: LAREDO Laurent <mim60 at>
>      I have downloaded and transfered to my P.C (Window 98)
> the version of R which has been split on purpose,that is to 
> say the , ,etc files.
> I encountered no problem as far as the installation is concerned.
> But when I try to run some function ,for instance loess, it issued 
> an error message stating that an underlying Fortran program is not
> properly loaded. 

Well, I am sure it does not say precisely that!  The only times we have
seen a similar report, removing everything and re-installing worked.
If you do that and still have problems, use to send a 
a report with the exact error messages, please.

You may want to wait for tomorrow and rw1000 before trying again.

>      Morever, I had previously downloaded the R.0990a.tgz version, 
> split it with the software available on Unix ( I used' split -b 1425000
> R-0.99.0a.tgz R'), and passed it to my computer using 'copy/b
> Raa+Rab+Rac R.tgz'. If the decompression seemed to have run smoothly, I
> could not even start since I was unable to find the Rterm.exe. In fact
> there were no bin file inside the rw0990 file.

Right, that is the source code, and has no rw0990 file at all.  You need
to build that from scratch: the instructions are in src/gnuwin32/INSTALL.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at
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University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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