From: "Sam Liao" <sliao@pharmaxresearch.com>

Subject: NONMEM installation on Windows Me

Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2001 16:10:48 -0400

 

Hi!

 

I am trying to install digital fortran compiler and NONMEM on Windows

Me. I added the shell statement in the config.sys file. However, I

still got the "out of environment space" error msg and the fortran

compiler is not working in NONMEM installation. I was told by Sony tech

support that Windows Me do not work well with DOS and they don't support

DOS period. Anyone can share your experience in Windows Me would be

greatly appreciated.

 

Best regards,

 

Sam Liao

 

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From: "bvatul" <bvatul@ufl.edu>

Subject: Re: NONMEM installation on Windows Me

Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2001 18:09:18 -0400

 

Hello Sam/All

 

These are some of my experiences with WinME+Compaq Visual Fortran

6.5+NONMEM

 

Yes, I am using WinME for NONMEM. The problem that I was facing was

because the memory settings were not correct. To correct the problem

please do these steps:

1. In case you are installing digitial fortran, please create a folder

and copy dfvars.bat file into it.

2. From DOS prompt or from WIndows Explorer run the file dfvars.bat

(From Explorer you can simply double click)

3. In case you have problem in the memory settings a message will be

displayed which will say that OUT OF MEMORY.

4. In MS-DOS window please increase your memory settings to 2048.

5. Close the window, restart the computer and double click on dfvars.bat

6. This time you should not see any error message on OUT OF MEMORY or a

similar message.

7. Please also check if your AUTOEXEC.bat has the starting lines in it

if step 6 fails.

8. I hope that during installation of Fortran Compiler it must have

prompted you to allow it to make changes to the AUTOEXEC file.

9. You should now be able to install NONMEM with no problem with

setup a c nmv df y link command

10. In worst case you might have to copy dfvars.bat (or its equivalent)

to run folder and then execute it everytime you have to run NONMEM.

Did installation fail in sep.for compilation step and give message that

Check for error messages in emsgs.txt. For overcoming this step this

would be good:

Which fortran compiler are you using? Is it Compaq Visual Fortran? If

so, you need to do peruser setup and then only it will compile NONMEM.

One more thing which I did was I created a folder and copied dfvars.bat

to it and then before installing NONMEM i simply opened the directory

and I typed dfvars.bat. then I proceeded to go ahead with installation

of NONMEM.

11. Before reinstalling NONMEM please delete the previous installation

completely.

12. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU RUN DFVARS.BAT BEFORE YOU INSTALL NONMEM.

IT WILL DO IT.

13. RUN THE TEST FILE (CONTROL3) AND I AM CONFIDENT IT WILL WORK.

14. That is not all. Now the actual test comes. Open the MS-DOS and run

one of your actual data files.

15. If it runs then all is well otherwise you can copy dfvars.bat into

run folder and run it everytime you open dos window to run NONMEM.

16. I have tried to use WinME with Compaq Visual Fortran. I could

install NONMEM and run the control3 file, but all problems broke out

when I started to analyse real life data sets and NONMEM will simply say

file not found while at the same time when I check in run folder the

data files are very much present.

I could not resolve the problem (I must thank Dr Bachman for his

patience) and I went back to my old Fortran Power Station (Microsoft). I

even formatted my machine to check if there was any problem in DOS

configuration (since my system, DELL was preloaded with WinME).

I am still not sure where was the problem but I am now working with

Fortran Power Station on WinME

 

Atul