[R] packages installation

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jun 9 06:59:34 CEST 2000

On Fri, 9 Jun 2000, Ko-Kang Wang wrote:

> Go to
> http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~kwan022/#meta
> It has a documentation on how to intall R packages....I wrote it a while ago

Neither of you has apparently read the rw-FAQ. It's in item 3.1.

Just use install.packages() from inside R.

And for, Ko-Kang Wang's benefit, you can install packages in other places
and that too is in the rw-FAQ.

We are happy to have guides to using R, but do please try to ensure that
what you are providing is not already in the existing documentation, and
that you have read all of it (there is little enough).

One enquiry came to me yesterday which suggested that some users of binary
distributions do not know that R comes with two Guides in the doc/manual
directory plus an FAQ and the help pages in book form.  I hope those are
distributed with all the binary distributions (they are not made nor
installed by default).  Windows-specific versions are available in PDF in
rw1001d1.zip and rw1001d2.zip


Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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