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nhajal's picture
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Is it possible to get Open MX on Windows 8? When I enter:
"source('http://openmx.psyc.virginia.edu/getOpenMx.R')" I keep getting the following error message:

Warning in install.packages(pkgs = c("OpenMx"), repos = repos) :
argument 'lib' is missing: using 'C:\Users\Tassie\Documents/R/win-library/2.10'
trying URL 'http://openmx.psyc.virginia.edu/packages/bin/windows/contrib/2.10/OpenMx_1.3.2-2301.zip'
Error in download.file(url, destfile, method, mode = "wb", ...) :
cannot open URL 'http://openmx.psyc.virginia.edu/packages/bin/windows/contrib/2.10/OpenMx_1.3.2-2301.zip'
In addition: Warning message:
In download.file(url, destfile, method, mode = "wb", ...) :
cannot open: HTTP status was '404 Not Found'
Warning in download.packages(pkgs, destdir = tmpd, available = available, :
download of package 'OpenMx' failed

It worked just fine when I tried it on my Windows 7 computer, so I was wondering if the version of windows is the problem...

Thanks!

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great :)

great :)

David Disabato's picture
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Windows 8 OpenMx download

I am having the same problem. I changed my bit to 32 from 64 as suggested by another post and tried both the source function code and an alternative code suggested in another post. Does OpenMx work for Windows 8? Unfortunately, I do not have a Windows 7 working computer...

Source function code:
> "source('http://openmx.psyc.virginia.edu/getOpenMx.R')"

Alternative code:
> repos <- c('http://openmx.psyc.virginia.edu/sequential/')
> install.packages(pkgs=c('OpenMx'), repos=repos, type="source", configure.args=c('--disable-openmp'))

Even if you know the package does not work in Windows 8, it would be useful to know either way. Thank you.

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Very sorry about this - Windows R packages continue to be very difficult to build. We are working on a solution.

Dual-booting a Windows 8 system into Linux is the best workaround we can offer at this point.

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Is this a problem even if I

Is this a problem even if I download and build via the svn repository? I need a new laptop so was wondering about this...

neale's picture
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Problems fixed

We have Windows 8 32- and 64-bit versions of both 1.4 and the beta 2.0 available for binary install.