I've tried and tried, followed install instructions and information from other threads, but I cannot get R Essentials for SPSS 20 to work. Not one bit. I've got R 2.12.1 (32 bit) installed. I installed the Essentials (in Windows 7, as an admin). I've uninstalled and reloaded a few times. I still get errors that suggest it is not installed (see below).
>Error # 6887. Command name: BEGIN PROGRAM
>External program failed during initialization.
>Execution of this command stops.
>Additional error message: create startx process is failure.
Anyone have a suggestion here?
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Re: R Essentials for SPSS 20 Install Problems2012-09-19T12:31:50ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.Sorry that this is not working for you. Are you able to run R directly from the Start menu? If your system is very locked down, what happens if you run Statistics using Run As Administrator and try a simple R program?
I suggest contacting Technical Support to see if they can diagnose the problem.
Re: R Essentials for SPSS 20 Install Problems2012-09-19T15:16:49ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.
Re: R Essentials for SPSS 20 Install Problems2012-09-19T16:13:03ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.
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I believe the issue here is that even if you are installing each piece using "run as Administrator" you won't have full administrative access to the other programs (i.e., you need to access both SPSS and R as an admin - run as admin doesn't allow that). Installing from the administrator account seems the most straightforward solution.