[R] Problem on installing statconnDCOM and RBloomberg

Stephen Liu satimis at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 9 17:06:20 CET 2010

Installation of rcom, statconnDCOM and RBloomberg

Hi folks,

Win7 64bit
R version 2.11.1 (2010-05-31)

Perform following steps to install rcom, statconnDCOM and RBloomberg

1) rcom installation
login Win7 as administrator and start R

> install.packages("rcom")
--- Please select a CRAN mirror for use in this session ---
also installing the dependency ‘rscproxy’

trying URL 
Content type 'application/zip' length 39922 bytes (38 Kb)
opened URL
downloaded 38 Kb

trying URL 
Content type 'application/zip' length 251974 bytes (246 Kb)
opened URL
downloaded 246 Kb

package 'rscproxy' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked
package 'rcom' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked

> ?rcom
No documentation for 'rcom' in specified packages and libraries:
you could try '??rcom'

> ??rcom
Starts a new window:-
Help files with alias or concept or title matching ‘rcom’ using regular 
expression matching:

2) statconnDCOM installation

> installstatconnDCOM()
trying URL 'http://rcom.univie.ac.at/download/current/statconnDCOM.latest.exe'
Content type 'application/octet-stream' length 7153056 bytes (6.8 Mb)
opened URL
downloaded 6.8 Mb

Setup - statconnDCOM
Select Components
Local Server Files
[check] Simple Server Test Files
Remote Server Files
Development Files
statconnDCOM Example Files


Ready to Install
Destination location:
      C:\Program Files (x86)\statconn\DCOM
Setup type:
      Custom Installation
Selected components:
      Simple Server Test Files
Start Menu folder:

Unable to execute file:
C:\Program File (x86)\statconn\DCOM\bin\StatConnectorSrv.exe

CreateProcess failed; code 2.
The system cannot find the file specified.
-> OK

Finally starting:-
R: statconnDCOM - WindowsInternet Explorer
C:\Program Files (x86)\statconn\DCOM\doc\00Index.html
Index for statconnDCOM

Please advise how to fix the above problem.  TIA

3) Bloomberg installation

> install.packages("RBloomberg", repos="http://R-Forge.R-project.org")
Warning: unable to access index for repository 

Warning message:
In getDependencies(pkgs, dependencies, available, lib) :
  package ‘RBloomberg’ is not available

The package is not available.  Which repo shall I use?  Thanks

Stephen L

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