[R] R 1.9.1 Fails to Start on WinXP SP2

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Wed Sep 22 04:15:58 CEST 2004

On Tue, 21 Sep 2004 14:15:51 -0500, "Scott Higginbotham"
<Scott at creditre.net> wrote:

>I should have noted in my first post that I had already tried that to no

In that case, things aren't easy.  You need to see where in the
startup sequence it's bailing out.  We don't have debug code installed
to do that (because this isn't a common problem!), so the only way I
know to find that is to compile R with debug information, and run it
under a debugger.  If you've never done that, it's a big job.

Duncan Murdoch

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Duncan Murdoch [mailto:murdoch at stats.uwo.ca] 
>Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 1:35 PM
>To: Scott Higginbotham
>Cc: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
>Subject: Re: [R] R 1.9.1 Fails to Start on WinXP SP2
>On Tue, 21 Sep 2004 09:59:31 -0500, "Scott Higginbotham"
><Scott at creditre.net> wrote :
>>I have two computers both of which are running Windows XP SP2. R 1.9.1
>>runs just fine on one but not the other. Both installations of R came
>>from the same installation package. When I click on the desktop icon an
>>hourglass shows up then disappears. Similarly, if I start RGUI the
>>process shows up in task-manager then abruptly disappears.
>>Interestingly, I can access R in Excel via the D(COM) Server on both
>>Any ideas?
>Not a one!  Could you please try the beta build available on CRAN at
>Duncan Murdoch
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