[R] package installation problems

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Nov 5 17:00:41 CET 2003

PLEASE do read the documentation.  See rw-FAQ Q3.1.

On Wed, 5 Nov 2003, allan clark wrote:

> I have tried to install some of the packages from the CRAN packages
> section.
> 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

That is not a zip file, and you seem to be confusing mgcv and sm: mgcv 
comes with R so you don't need to install it (although you may now need to 
reinstall R).

>    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.

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