[R] Problem with running installed package on Windows

James Ferguson jcf at uvic.ca
Wed Jan 16 17:58:50 CET 2008

Uwe, thanks for your response.  The version of R was 2.6.1 and the version
of the package is the most recent 2.2-13.  As mentioned, it works fine on
OS X but not on Windows XP.  I will try using Rtools (from Duncan
Murdoch's site) and install manually using the .zip file.  Any other

> Your example works for me.
> Please read the posting guide that asks you to provide the following
> important information for us:
> Which version of R is this?
> Which version of the package?
> The recent version on CRAN master is:
> Package:       clim.pact
> Version:       2.2-13
> Date:          January 10 2008
> If you got another version, which mirror did you use (it might be
> outdated and someone will need to fix it, if you are using R>=2.6.1)?
> Uwe Ligges
> James Ferguson wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have installed the package clim.pact in R on both Mac OS X and Windows
>> XP.  Everything works fine on the Mac but in Windows, I have a problem
>> when I try to execute some simple commands.  I get this error:
>> Error in gzfile(file, "wb") : unable to open connection
>> In addition: Warning message:
>> In gzfile(file, "wb") :
>>   cannot open compressed file
>> 'data/eof_dnmi+_slp_90W60E-30N80N_Jan_mon.Rdata'
>> It happens, for example, when I type in the commands "data(DNMI.slp)"
>> followed by "eof.1 <- EOF(DNMI.slp,mon=1)" but the problem is only in
>> Windows.
>> Does anyone have any advice for me?  I installed the package simply
>> through the software R using the drop down menus (i.e. I did NOT
>> download
>> a .zip file first).
>> Thanks in advance for your help,
>> James Ferguson, University of Victoria
>> jcf "at" uvic "dot" ca
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