From: "Phil Jackson"
Subject: [NMusers] Installation error message.
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 17:04:28 +0000

Hi Group,

Can someone help me with the following issue:

I installed the Compaq Visual Fortran standard edition 6.6 on my pc.  After which
I typed "df" in the MS-DOS prompt to get the compiler information and it gives
me an error message saying that 'df' is not a recognized as an internal or external
command.  However when I opened the Fortran command prompt and typed the same command
"df" it works there and I get the basic complier information.  I do not understand
why it is not working the same from the MS-Dos prompt, any ideas.  Alternatively, can
I just install the NONMEM software from the Frotran command prompt.

Please share your thoughts,


Subject: Re: [NMusers] Installation error message.
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 13:27:48 -0400

 Likely you need to add the path to the compiler to you environment 
variable PATH, from control panel (Start..Setting..Control panel) click on 
the "System" icon. Click on "Advanced", then "Environment variables".  You 
can add the path to either the system PATH environment variable or the 
user PATH environment variable, mine is in the system PATH

for my installation it is:
C:\Fortran Compiler\DF98\BIN
you'll also need
;C:\Fortran Compiler\Common\MSDEV98\BIN\;C:\Fortran 
Compiler\VC98\BIN\;C:\Fortran Compiler\Common\TOOLS\
to get the libraries and the link command.

I think that you may have had the option at installation to have the 
installation script append this to your path.

The reason it works in the Fortran MSDOS windows is that that window sets 
the local PATH environment variable when it opens.
It won't work to just install the NM file from the Fortran command prompt 
NMFE5 needs this path every time it runs.

Mark Sale M.D.
Global Director, Research Modeling and Simulation


From: Nick Holford
Subject: Re: [NMusers] Installation error message.
Date: Sat, 27 Aug 2005 05:30:46 +1200


This sounds very much like you do not the df.exe in your DOS path. When
the Windows command prompt starts it sets the path. Typically when you
start the Fortran command prompt it arranges to call dfvars.bat to set
the path and other environment variables. You need to do this when you
start your Windows command prompt that uses NONMEM. 

If none of this makes sense to you then it may indeed be easiest to
simply run NONMEM from the Fortran command prompt.

Nick Holford, Dept Pharmacology & Clinical Pharmacology
University of Auckland, 85 Park Rd, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand tel:+64(9)373-7599x86730 fax:373-7556