Using OMNetpp Package for R on Windows

Unfortunately the package on the OMNet++ site you download for Windows (currently, is compiled for an older version of R (2.11.1).  In order to get this to load in a newer version of R you will need to recompile the package. Here are some directions in helping you get the omnetpp package for R working on Windows.

Tools Needed:

Installation Directions:

  1. Download and install the latest “Rtools” compiler environment for R.  (Update your Windows PATH variables to include the Rtools bin directories and the R bin directory if the version you need to download doesn’t do this.)
    • If Windows 7 or greater and R 3.3.0 or greater you can use this guide:
    • In order to update your path:
      • Control Panel -> System -> Advanced System Settings -> Environment Variables
      • Add (Replace root with where R and RTools are located)
        • %Root%\R\R-3.3.2\bin
        • %Root%\Rtools\bin
        • %Root%\Rtools\gcc-4.6.3\bin
  2. Download omnetpp_0.2-1.tar.gz, or pull source from the repository.
  3. Go to the directory omnetpp_0.2-1.tar.gz is located and launch CMD.
  4. Run: R CMD INSTALL omnetpp_0.2-1.tar.gz
    • will be created which contaisn both 32bit and 64bit libraries
  5. Open R, select “Install packages from local zip files”, and point to this new file.
  6. Type “library(omnetpp)” at R prompt.

Now you can have fun analyzing your simulations!

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