[R] how to install packages
ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Mon Sep 18 11:04:40 CEST 2000
Shige Song wrote:
> Dear All,
> I am trying to fiugre out how install packages on the base system. The
> "FAQ" tells me that more details can be obtained by typing
> "help(install.packages)", but my R system gives me an error message when
> I did that. I also tried "help(PACKAGES)", "help(install.packages())",
> but none worked. Anybody can help? I am running R 1.1.1 on WinNT 4.
1. Looks like you didn't install one (or more) of the archives, which
contain help pages, e.g. (from the readme):
rw1011h.zip text help
rw1011ch.zip compiled HTML help
rw1011w.zip HTML help files
[I suppose, you have installed the binary distribution for WinNT,
available at CRAN.]
Have a look into the "R for Windows FAQ, section 2.2".
2. Installing additional packages.
a) It is possible to install additional packages using
b) For windows there are binary releases of many packages available at
You might want to install those packages using the installer
Have a look into the "R for Windows FAQ, section 3.1".
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