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Laptop freezes when trying to load R packages?

Scott Miller-6
Hello
I am having an R related problem and can't seem to fix it by looking at any of
the online documentation.

I have a laptop (using Windows XP home edition) and loaded R 2.2.1.  I then
designated a mirror (USA-NC).  But when I try to load a package, it freezes.  I
have tried to close R, but it won't close; I end up having to restart the
laptop.  I have no problems with any other programs, nor any other aspect of R,
just loading packages.

This has happened at least 6 times now.  I have not had this problem on my home
PC, also running Windows XP.  The laptop was accessing the Internet wirelessly,
so to rule that out I removed R, then plugged in a network wire and re-loaded
it, but it still freezes.

Any help would be appreciated, as I am not sure how well I will be able to use R
without accessing any of the online packages.
Thanks
Scott Miller

Scott Miller, MS
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Graduate Student, PhD track
Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC 29425 USA

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Re: Laptop freezes when trying to load R packages?

Hannu
Scott,

I reported a similar problem a week ago concerning my laptop using a
wireless connection. I found out that my anti-virus program (Symantec)
blocked R-2.2.1 and a few other programs but not R-2.2.0. The same seems to
apply to F-Secure's anti-virus program. I had no problems using a PC.

I hope this helps.
Hannu

On 3/30/06, Scott Miller <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
> Hello
> I am having an R related problem and can't seem to fix it by looking at
> any of
> the online documentation.
>
> I have a laptop (using Windows XP home edition) and loaded R 2.2.1.  I
> then
> designated a mirror (USA-NC).  But when I try to load a package, it
> freezes.  I
> have tried to close R, but it won't close; I end up having to restart the
> laptop.  I have no problems with any other programs, nor any other aspect
> of R,
> just loading packages.
>
> This has happened at least 6 times now.  I have not had this problem on my
> home
> PC, also running Windows XP.  The laptop was accessing the Internet
> wirelessly,
> so to rule that out I removed R, then plugged in a network wire and
> re-loaded
> it, but it still freezes.
>
> Any help would be appreciated, as I am not sure how well I will be able to
> use R
> without accessing any of the online packages.
> Thanks
> Scott Miller
>
> Scott Miller, MS
> [hidden email]
> Graduate Student, PhD track
> Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Epidemiology
> Medical University of South Carolina
> Charleston, SC 29425 USA
>
> ______________________________________________
> [hidden email] mailing list
> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help
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> http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
>

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