[R] cairoDevice.dll error, but it exists..?
binabina at bellsouth.net
Mon May 25 16:30:11 CEST 2009
Duncan, thx - installing GTK fixed the issue :)
Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> On 5/25/2009 9:43 AM, zubin wrote:
>> Hello, running windows vista, R2.9. Installed the following
>> libraries: (*latticist*, *playwith* and *Cairo*)
>> Wanted then to run, to evaluate the visualization features:
>> However, i tested my desktop and laptop and get the following error
>> after typing latticist(iris):
>> Loading required package: playwith
>> Loading required package: cairoDevice
>> Error in inDL(x, as.logical(local), as.logical(now), ...) :
>> unable to load shared library
>> LoadLibrary failure: The specified module could not be found.
>> Error: package 'cairoDevice' could not be loaded
>> However, i navigate to the location in the path above and i do see
>> the cairoDevice.dll file, so i can't figure out what's going on.
>> Again, i tested 2 machines, with R2.9 and Vista, same error on both.
> Don't you get a popup error dialog? I do, and it says that
> libgdk-win32-2.0-0.dll was not found. Only when I click on okay does
> it return to the console to tell me about the cairoDevice failure. So
> I think the real problem is with the libgdk not being present, and
> that causes the cairoDevice dll to fail to load. Windows doesn't tell
> R about the reason, it just says it failed.
> The reason that library was not installed is that I didn't have RGtk2
> installed properly. Try library(RGtk2), and make sure it works (and
> let it install GTK if it wants), and things should be fine.
> Duncan Murdoch
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