[R] snowfall sfInit error
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Dec 6 14:36:46 CET 2008
On Sat, 6 Dec 2008, chibco at gmail.com wrote:
> Dear all,
> I am trying to execute the simple example in snowfall
> http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/snowfall/vignettes/snowfall.pdf ...
> sfInit( parallel=TRUE, cpus=2 )
> sfLapply( 1:10, exp )
> I have installed the snow and snowfall packages in R on a machine with
> windows xp, however, after running the "sfInit( parallel=TRUE, cpus=2 )"
> line I get an error ...
> Error in system("whoami", intern = TRUE, ignore.stderr = TRUE) :
> whoami not found
> Error in paste(sep = "_", "XXXXXXXXR", uname, format(Sys.time(),
> "%H%M%S_%m%d%y")) :
> object "uname" not found
> I am the only (administrator) user of the computer. It has a dual core
> processor, and is not networked.
> I would be greatful if someone could tell me how to proceed.
Follow the posting guide (see the footer of this message) and talk to the
maintainer of 'snowfall'. Most likely it is not intended to be used on
Windows, but has not declared that. 'whoami' and 'uname' are Unix
programs, not Windows ones, but R's Sys.info() provides equivalent
> Kind regards
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Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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