[R] package installation problems

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Wed Nov 5 16:58:42 CET 2003

allan clark wrote:
> Hi
> I have tried to install some of the packages from the CRAN packages
> section.

This is a FAQ. See the R for Windows FAQs, Section 3.1: "Can I install 
packages (libraries) in this version?"

BTW: Simply typing
should do the trick.

Uwe Ligges

> I am running  a windows system.
> I did the following: (for example...)
>    1.downloaded the zip file (mgcv_0.9-5.tar) from
> http://cran.r-project.org/src/contrib/PACKAGES.html#sm
>    2.and saved it in the library folder of R
>    3.unzipped the file into the same folder
>    4.a folder named sm was created
>    5.from within R I loaded the package by using library(mgcv)
> Any help would be much appreciated.
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