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  • Latest Post - ‏2012-10-19T15:09:08Z by sophie342
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Pinned topic Error message when trying to use R through SPSS syntax

‏2012-10-19T15:00:39Z |
I have just downloaded the R essentials package for SPSS version 20 for 32 bit windows XP computer. when I try to run any syntax that uses R it gives me an error message as below;
BEGIN PROGRAM R.
help(paste)
END PROGRAM.

>Warning # 6894. Command name: BEGIN PROGRAM
>The external program exit unexpectedly and lost its content, a new exteranl
>program will startup to execute the rest of job.

>Error # 6887. Command name: BEGIN PROGRAM
>External program failed during initialization.
>Execution of this command stops.
Additional error message: create startx process is failure.
begin program r.
print("ok")
end program.

Why is this? Any help would be really appreciated.
Thanks
Updated on 2012-10-19T15:09:08Z at 2012-10-19T15:09:08Z by sophie342
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    396 Posts

    Re: Error message when trying to use R through SPSS syntax

    ‏2012-10-19T15:07:05Z  
    Assuming that you have installed the right version of R as well - R2.12.x, if you get this failure message with the simple program that just prints OK, something went wrong with the installation of the R Essentials.

    For a first try, I would uninstall it and reinstall. If that doesn't help, please contact Technical Support to see if they can diagnose the problem.

    Regards,
    Jon Peck
  • sophie342
    sophie342
    2 Posts

    Re: Error message when trying to use R through SPSS syntax

    ‏2012-10-19T15:09:08Z  
    Sory, forgot to put that I have downloaded R 2.12.1