[R] Making R talk to Win/OpenBUGS in Linux (again)

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Mon May 1 20:11:50 CEST 2006

Gregor GORJANC wrote:

> Hello Jun,
> On 5/1/06, jun yan <jyan at stat.uiowa.edu> wrote:
>> I have used linbugs with the rbugs package for a recent work. It might be
>> worthwhile trying.
> It would be very nice, if you would consider to port new funcionality in
> rbugs to R2WinBUGS. I thought that this was your intention, when
> wine part was added to R2WinBUGS. I do appreciate your package,
> but find it weird to have two packages i.e. R2WinBUGS and rbugs for
> exactly the same task. The issue with all this packages is really getting
> very comples, now that BRugs is also availabe.
> Please take this only as a humble suggestion.

Yes, you got the point.

The way to go is BRugs, obviously, because it *includes* BUGS in R 
rather than having a very cryptic interface like R2WinBUGS that makes 
real interaction impossible.
Unfortunately, it is still impossible (for BRugs/R) to link against the 
bugs.so under Linux, AFAIK. Hence we have to stay with R2WinBUGS/rbugs 
there for some time.
Under Windows, I do not use R2WinBUGS anymore, but some people are still 
really keen on it, hence we have not withdrawn the support so far.

Uwe Ligges

> Looking forward to hear from you.
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