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

Peter Dalgaard p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Thu Nov 13 22:02:12 CET 2003

Jeff Gentry <jgentry at jimmy.harvard.edu> writes:

> 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?

Unix doesn't (generally) have binary packages, so has to be different.
I suppose the theory is that you might as well just run "R CMD
INSTALL" on the file.

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