[R] Packages under windows
Prof Brian D Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue May 25 08:10:08 CEST 1999
On Tue, 25 May 1999, Kim Horn wrote:
> I just downloaded the NT version of R and cannot
> find anything concrete on loading packages.
> There is alot on how to do it under Unix.
> The windows FAQ briefly mentions it but
> does not explain it.
>From the README:
Binaries for many packages are available at
CRAN/bin/windows/windows-NT/contrib. These are zip files which should
be unpacked in rw0641\library. They are then available for use. You
can also use the installer rwinst.exe to selectively unpack the zip
> I have donwloaded windows binaries of the package
> "clust.zip" and unzipped it into my
> directory... So I have
So you followed the instructions, which are mentioned briefly because they
> Now what do I do ?
Find your R documentation and read it! Use of libraries is not a
Windows-specific issue, and I think you are confusing installing libraries
(and that is what is in the FAQs) and loading them.
will make this available for use. See ?library for more details, or
read a good book on S/S-PLUS, as R works in exactly the same way.
However, please don't use such an old version of R for Windows: we are
on rw0641 now. In particular, the `windows binaries' are mainly for
rw0640/1 only: I hope you downloaded from the obselete rw063x section.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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