RPGM 2.0 Docs

Installation

Requirements

The recommended configuration for RPGM Client and RPGM Editor is:

  • OS: Windows® Vista / Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 8.1 / Windows® 10 (32/64-bit)
  • Memory: 128 MB RAM
  • Hard drive: 100 MB available space

RPGM is also working on Windows® XP, but some DLLs might be missing (Normaliz.dll), make sure that the last SP Pack is installed and that Internet Explorer is fully updated.

Third party programs

RPGM Client and RPGM Editor need the R environment for working, which must be downloaded and installed separately. R is available on the official R Project website: http://www.r-project.org. RPGM works perfectly with the 3.x and 2.x branches of R.

RPGM Client uses LaTeX for generating PDF reports. This is an optional installation as reports won’t be generated if LaTeX is not found on the computer. RPGM Client relies on MiKTeX for this. MiKTeX can be downloaded and installed from the official website at http://miktex.org/download.

RPGM Editor also uses RTools for generating C packages for R. This is an optional installation. Rtools can be downloaded and installed from the website at http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/Rtools.

Downloading

Download RPGM on the official download page.

Admin rights

RPGM can be installed either as a normal user or with an admin user. If, after the installation and when RPGM is launch, an error message appears, try to install the official Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package as it may contains some required DLLs by RPGM.
You can find the package on the official Microsoft website: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5555.

Installation

Double click the installer file. In some cases, Windows can display a warning message like this one:

Windows Smartscreen

This is a standard screen as Microsoft Windows® automatically blocks installers which it doesn’t recognize. As RPGM is a fairly new software, Windows® shows this to inform that it is an unknown program. To bypass this screen, click on the “More info” link below the message, then on the “Execute” button. If RPGM is installed with admin rights, accept the Windows® UAC dialog by clicking “OK”. The installer then executes.

Go through the installer and RPGM will be fully installed.

Configuring RPGM

The first time RPGM Editor or RPGM Client is launched, an option screen will appear. If not, it can be found anytime in the Editor within the “Tools” menu, then “Options…” and in the Client by clicking on the cog in the top right corner of the client, then “Options…”.

Options

  • “Path to R.exe” should indicate the correct R.exe file of the installed R project. It can be installed on another computer on an intranet with a path starting by “\”. For example “\r-server\R-3.1.2\bin\x86\R.exe”. The “Auto-detect” button tries to find where R is installed on the computer.
  • “Default output folder” determines where output files (reports, Excel sheets, graphs) of RPGM programs go.
  • “Path to texify.exe file” should indicate the correct texify.exe file of the MiKTeX installation. Like for R, it can be on another computer with a path starting with “\”. The “Auto-detect” button tries to find a texify.exe executable on the computer.
  • The next part is for configuring a proxy if you use one, checking the box will enable all the proxy settings. Address and Port should be correctly filled for pointing to the proxy server in the intranet. “Authentication” can also be checked for filling a login and a password if it is required by the proxy server.