[Rd] Re: [R] How to install a package

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Mon Jul 14 14:10:11 MEST 2003

Duncan Murdoch wrote:

> On Mon, 14 Jul 2003 08:25:46 +0200, you wrote:
>>more precisely, lasso2 fails make check on Windows when compiled without 
>>modifications, as mentioned in CRAN/bin/windows/contrib/1.7/ReadMe .
> Uwe, do you think it would be helpful to display this information from
> Rgui?  That is, put the whole list of packages into the menu, but mark
> some of them as unavailable and display the explanation if those are
> selected?  I'd guess lots of Rgui users never look at the binary
> directory themselves, they let Rgui do it.

Good idea.
Probably easier: Everything as is, but as one uses "Install ...." or 
"Update packages from CRAN", just display the ReadMe in a pager (needs 
~2 lines of code). What about Bioconductor?

Anyway, the question arises what to do with the functions 
install.packages(), update.packages()? People might use it in BATCH mode 
or from Rterm ...


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