[R] R2WinBUGS-Windows 7

Erica Donnelly-Swift DONNELER at tcd.ie
Fri Jan 14 16:23:35 CET 2011

Yes, I just realised this....

Apologies for the inconvenience

From: Uwe Ligges [ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de]
Sent: 14 January 2011 15:20
To: Erica Donnelly-Swift
Cc: r-help at R-project.org
Subject: Re: [R] R2WinBUGS-Windows 7

Would you please mind to read ?bugs and see that the argument called
"bugs.directory" may be relevant?

Uwe Ligges

On 14.01.2011 15:53, Erica Donnelly-Swift wrote:
> Dear all,
> I'm having a slight issue with R2WinBugs.... it cannot detect where WinBUGS is located.
> Q: How can I change the default path?
> Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
> Regards
> Erica
> I'm using R2WinBUGs (R version 2.21.1) on windows platform (Windows 7).
> I have  downloaded WinBUGS14.exe and patch 1.4.3.
> As i'm working with Windows 7 (similiar issues to Vista occur), thus I have followed the instructions given on BUGS site:
>> Note: There appears to be a problem with installing WinBUGS and/or various patches in Windows Vista. Vista doesn't seem to like anyone overwriting files in the>"C:\Program Files" directory (regardless of permissions). Hence we recommend that WinBUGS be installed elsewhere
> The location of I placed WinBUGS is on the D-drive:
> "D:\WinBUGS14"
> The error I receive in R is:
> Error in file(con, "rb") : cannot open the connection
> In addition: Warning message:
> In file(con, "rb") :
>    cannot open file 'c:/Program Files/WinBUGS14//System/Rsrc/Registry.odc': No such file or directory
> Error in bugs.run(n.burnin, bugs.directory, WINE = WINE, useWINE = useWINE,  :
>    WinBUGS executable does not exist in c:/Program Files/WinBUGS14/
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