From:"Marta Valle" 
Subject:[NMusers] NONMEM help under Windows XP
Date:Wed, 12 Jun 2002 17:44:25 +0200


Dear collegues,

A couple of months ago, there was a discussion wether NONMEM would work under Windows XP. It was clear that
it works with no problem. I am running NONMEM under windows XP, and I found that the help does not work, in
the same way Sam Liao described.

Has anybody found the way of solving the problem with the nmhelp?

Thank you so much for all the comments,

Best regards,

Marta Valle, PhD
Centro de Investigacion de Medicamentos
Institut de Recerca del HSCSP
Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
Av Sant Antoni M Claret 167
08025 Barcelona
Spain
Phone: +34 93 291 9019
FAX: +34 93 435 2408

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From:"Sam Liao" 
Subject:RE: [NMusers] NONMEM help under Windows XP
Date:Wed, 12 Jun 2002 16:12:06 -0400


The nmhelp problem under Windows XP has not be resolved as far as I know. I
have installed Windows 2000 over the XP to get arround the problem since
then.


Best regards,



Sam Liao, Ph.D.
PharMax Research
270 Kerry Lane,
Blue Bell, PA 19422
phone: 215-6541151
efax: 1-720-2946783

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From:"Joern Loetsch" 
Subject: AW: [NMusers] NONMEM help under Windows XP
Date:Wed, 12 Jun 2002 22:56:35 +0200
  
Dear Martha,
I'm running NONMEM on XP without problems. Except for nmhelp that
doesn't work. To access the help, you can read the files with any text
browser such as notebook or so. The names of the help files are half
self-explaining, if you have some idea where your problem belongs to. 
Regards
Jorn

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From: Nick Holford 
Subject:Re: [NMusers] NONMEM help under Windows XP
Date:Thu, 13 Jun 2002 08:08:29 +1200


Marta,

I can confirm that NM-TRAN and NONMEM work fine under XP except for the failure of nmhelp. nmhelp crashes
with errors which suggest problems with memory allocation. I am guessing that the memory management scheme
used for the Command Prompt under Windows XP is incompatible with some function in nmhelp.exe. I have tried
running nmhelp.exe via an MS-DOS shortcut in Windows 95 compatibility mode but this does not fix the problem.

I work around this problem by using a hyper text version of nmhelp created with Niclas Jonsson's
nmhelp2html.pl script (attached). You will need to use perl to create the hyper text help files which you can
download frm here http://www.activestate.com/ActivePerl/download.htm
Hyper-nmhelp lets you look at nmhelp files via an html browser interface.

Nick

Nick Holford, Divn Pharmacology & Clinical Pharmacology
University of Auckland, 85 Park Rd, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
email:n.holford@auckland.ac.nz tel:+64(9)373-7599x6730 fax:373-7556
http://www.health.auckland.ac.nz/pharmacology/staff/nholford/