[R] Latest revision of lme4 requires 'Matrix' >= 0.995.2 but that version is not available on CRAN

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Mon Jan 23 09:04:26 CET 2006

John Logsdon wrote:

> I've just hit this problem as well and as I am slumming it on XP at the
> moment, I don't have the compilation tools to use the .tar.gz version.

So please follow that thread and note that people were already working 
on it for you during the whole weekend!
In this case, it does not help to have the tools. The Windows binary 
package maintainer has had his reasons not to publish the most recent 
Matrix version.

> I also notice that the numbering format has changed.  Is this intentional?


Uwe Ligges

> Best wishes
> John
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> On Sat, 21 Jan 2006, Søren Højsgaard wrote:
>>I just updated the packages on my pc (windows xp). When loading lme4 I get
>> > library(lme4)
>>Error: package 'Matrix' 0.995-1 was found, but >= 0.995.2 is required by 'lme4'
>>'Matrix'  0.995-1 is indeed installed on my computer, but update.packages() does not capture a never version; and seemingly for good reasons: When looking at CRAN, the new version of Matrix is available - but only as a .tar.gz archive. Two questions
>>1) How can a new version of lme4 make its way to CRAN when the packages it depends on are not available (that is, in a zip-version)?
>>An answer could be: Buhh, you can just download the .tar.gz archive and then compile it yourself! Surely, that would be possible, but it can not be the intention...
>>2) When actually trying to compile Matrix, I get
>>lmer.o(.text+0x285f):lmer.c: undefined reference to `atanh'
>>make[3]: *** [Matrix.dll] Error 1
>>make[2]: *** [srcDynlib] Error 2
>>make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
>>make: *** [pkg-Matrix] Error 2
>>*** Installation of Matrix failed ***
>>Removing 'c:/programs/R/current/library/Matrix'
>>Restoring previous 'c:/programs/R/current/library/Matrix'
>>Can anyone help me on what to do???
>>Thanks / Søren
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