[R] Installing R-packages via install.package

Jason Turner jasont at indigoindustrial.co.nz
Fri Apr 27 03:01:50 CEST 2001

> Speaking of automatic downloads from CRAN, last night I noticed that there
> is a new package "sma". "update.packages" didn't seem to notice that there
> was a new package. Is that because the list "update.packages" looks at
> didn't get updated yet, or because "update.packages" only looks to update
> packages you already have?

update.packages() only updates the ones you have.  install.packages()
will take a list; no default value, and no automagic parsing
of the CRAN site.  Which is fine - I don't want every package on 
my box.


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