[R] Multic for windows 7 and Ubuntu

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Sun Apr 6 03:02:04 CEST 2014

On Apr 5, 2014, at 1:50 AM, Srinivasan, Sathish K wrote:

> Hi all,
> Does anyone have issues installing multic package (http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/multic/index.html) on ubuntu.

After doing a search on rhelp and r-sig-debian yours seems to be the first. Shouldn't you be providing much more detail regarding your current setup and versions of R and compilers, methods you are using, and the errors you are getting? Review the Posting Guide for a checklist. (And : You are mentioning both Windows7 and Linux distro which adds to the ambiguity and lack of clarity.). The README says the package needs compilation and provided details about how to go about that and who to contact with specific requests for information about your setup:


> Also, there is no active support for windows binary version.

Yes? The message linked to is a generic CRAN message. What is the point of mentioning this?

> Could any one please help me install multic package on ubuntu 12.04, 64 bit system running with R 2.14.2 version.

I'm not a Linux user so probably am speaking out of place and only doing so because it is the weekend and I've noticed that the traffic is slow on the mailing list on weekends. I believe Ubuntu is a fork of Debian so you may want to pay particular attention to mentions of Debian specific instructions in the links below. Many of the questions I have seen on R help from ubuntu users who have difficulties with installing packages get resolved by re-installing R using the development version of R. I have seen the use of r-base-dev as a target.



There is also a Debian R mailing list and the archives are at markmail (although I suspect those are not he official ones.)


> Thanks
> Sathish
Please ... read.
> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help
> PLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.


David Winsemius
Alameda, CA, USA

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