[R] installing R packages in Windows?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Nov 20 19:07:48 CET 1998

> Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 15:58:07 +0100
> To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: [R] installing R packages in Windows?
> From: 320098218774-0001 at t-online.de (Pablo E. Verde)
> I am a Windows user of R. Could somebody give me a concrete
> example of how to install a package in R? I have tried to
> follow the Appendix C of "R complements to Modern Applied
> Statistics with S-Plus", but I can not success.

Sorry, those instructions are for Unix only (and the current version says so: 
earlier versions did say that the information for Windows was provisional).

For Guido's R-0.63.0 announced today you need the right compilers
and help pages from Unix (until I have got my setup to do this working
portably).  For Rjune I do not have the right tools.

Which package were you interested in?  I intend to have pre-compiled
versions for Guido's R-0.63.0 and R-0.62.4 available very soon (and
he may be doing some too).  This will be as simple as

cd to library
add a line to LibIndex

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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