[R] Base package R Macintosh port

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Fri Jul 18 16:22:05 CEST 2003

On Fri, 18 Jul 2003, Hector L. Ayala-del-Rio wrote:

> Hi everybody
>     I was trying the R binary (1.7.0) for Macintosh (Carbon) and I tried
> to install some packages using "install.packages" and apparently this
> function was not implemented.  I reloaded the base library since the
> "update.packages" function should be on it but did not work.  Also I
> tried read.table and did not work either.  Does anybody know if the
> base package from Macinthosh port is different to the regular base
> package from the Unix port??

The Carbon port does not have the necessary low-level support for
connecting to CRAN directly (and never will, as it has been frozen).  The
Darwin port has more or less all the features of the Unix port. It doesn't
have a GUI yet, but soon will.

On the other hand, read.table works (for files, not for urls).


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