[R] install.packages() for a local file

Jeff Gentry jgentry at jimmy.harvard.edu
Thu Nov 13 21:09:53 CET 2003

Hello ...

I see that on Windows one can specify a filename as the "pkgs" argument
and then set CRAN=NULL when calling install.packages() for a local
file.  Is there a way to do this on unix?  It doesn't appear to be
possible, but perhaps I am missing something here.  

Also, if indeed there is no method to do this on unix, is there a reason
behind it or has it just never been implemented?

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