[R] Packages under windows
kimh at corvu.com.au
Wed May 26 01:43:02 CEST 1999
The problem was the old version of R not being compatible
with the newer Windows-NT package binaries.
Loading the new version of R and it all worked fine.
On Tuesday, May 25, 1999 4:10 PM, Prof Brian D Ripley [SMTP:ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk] wrote:
> 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
> > c:\rw0632\library
> > directory... So I have
> > c:\rw0632\library\cluster
> So you followed the instructions, which are mentioned briefly because they
> are brief!
> > 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.
> > library(cluster)
> 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
> Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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