Re: [R] Problems with DCOM client packages under R 2.0

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue 09 Nov 2004 - 00:36:01 EST


On Mon, 8 Nov 2004, Lindveld, Charles wrote:

> I am trying to use the Windows COM interface under R 2.0, and have
> encountered the following difficulties:
> - the package RDCOMClient installs, loads and works under R 1.9.1,
> installs under R2.0, but does not load or work under R2.0
> - the package SWinTypeLibs does not install or load under either R
> 1.9.1 or under R2.0
>
> For the moment I am concentrating on the RDCOMClient package as it seems
> to be the most up-to-date one.
> My questions are:
> - has anybody else had this problem (and found a solution)
> - is this something that I should be able to easily fix myself (on my
> local installation), or do I have to wait for the maintainer of the
> package to fix it?
> - if it is something so complicated that only the maintainer can do it,
> is it usual to ask the maintainer if he can do that?
>
> Same questions for the SWinTypeLibs package. The maintainers of
> SWinTypeLibs and RDCOMClient are the same person.

Both are products of the Omegahat project, not of R. As that project's mailing lists appear to be down, I suggest you contact DTL directly. The versions on CRAN/src/contrib/Omegahat are way out of date.

There are Windows binaries for R 2.0.0 on www.omegahat.org. I suspect you have the wrong versions, but it is not clear which you are using, including whether you are building from source or installing a binary. For SWinTypeLibs there are two binary versions there, 0.2-1 and 0.4-0, and I was unable to find sources for the former.

I have succeeded in building RDCOMClient_0.8-1 from the sources on R 2.0.0, and it does appear to work. (I did have to make some changes, at least to the Makefiles.) My build is available from http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/RWin/2.0.0.

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Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
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