[R] ask for help

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jun 7 19:49:34 CEST 2004

The problem is probably a bug in your OS.  You haven't even told us what
that is, but I bet you have Windows XP with critical update KB835732
installed.  If so, see


and the archives of this list.

On Mon, 7 Jun 2004, don wrote:

> I am a beginner of using R. I am involved in some microarray data 
> analyses and found that R is the most common software in this area. I 
> tried to install the free software today. It seemed to be successful in 
> installing, but when I trigger the short-cut, I got a error massage 
> saying 'Fetal error: invalid HOMEDRIVE'. I have no idea where the 
> homedrive was defined (or implied) and how to solve the problem. I 
> wonder if someone could help me to start the first step of this fancy trip.

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