[R] Hunting for snow...
ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Sun Jul 9 15:51:57 CEST 2006
Brian Lunergan wrote:
> Uwe Ligges wrote:
>> Brian Lunergan wrote:
>>> Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>>>> On Sat, 8 Jul 2006, Brian Lunergan wrote:
>>>>> Evening folks:
>>>>> I did an install.views of finance and econometrics and between the
>>>>> two of
>>>>> them R reported 'FracSim', 'RDCOMClient', 'snow', 'VGAM', and
>>>>> as missing dependencies. Now, I've managed to hunt down what appear
>>>>> to be
>>>>> current zip file copies of all of the packages but 'snow'. Is there a
>>>>> windows edition of the package out there someplace that will get
>>>>> along with
>>>>> R v2.3.1 and if so, how do I find it?
>>>>> Please and thanks...
>>>> PLEASE read the README:
>>>> and see the check summary at
>>>> snow runs distributed R tasks across hosts: it has three modes and
>>>> prefers PVM and MPI if packages rpvm or Rmpi are available (which
>>>> they are not for Windows). As a result only some of its
>>>> functionality can be used on Windows, and anyone who is going to get
>>>> involved at that level of programming will very easily install the
>>>> package from the sources.
>>> Let me see if I understand this correctly. Something in the finance
>>> task view would seem to consider snow a dependency; however, the
>>> package in question has dragged it along for the ride into Windows,
>>> crippling its usefulness.
>>> Problem and a question. Having checked the file on the UofT CRAN
>>> mirror that lists dependencies for the available files snow only
>>> appears attached to three of them, none of which are listed as part
>>> the finance view or anything I already have on my system. What is R
>>> seeing these as a dependency for then? Perhaps the view maintainers
>>> can suggest something? If it is not available for windows and is only
>>> partially functional there can it be safely ignored as a dependency?
>>> One other puzzle resulting from this. The check summary suggested
>>> problems with 'FracSim', 'RDCOMClient', 'VGAM', and 'segmented' as
>>> windows packages but yet the versions I found seemed to install
>>> without complaint onto my
>> Where did you find them? At least not in their current versions on the
>> official repository on CRAN master for R-2.3.x, I hope.
None of them is on CRAN master:
- RDCOMClient is on Omegahat
- segmented is CRAN but outdated for R-2.1.x
- VGAM is in a private repository
- FracSim: I cannot access
right now, but I guess it does not sync properly. At least, the package
should not be there.
> These are the versions I found and the locations. Other than perhaps
> segmented all seem to be positioned as compatible with v2.3.x, but I own
> that I could be incorrect in my assessment of the situation.
>>> system. Three gave back the successful unpack msg. VGAM did not, but
>>> several of the demo scripts ran without complaint so I am assuming it
>>> is comfortable with v2.3.1 on a windows system. Later versions of the
>>> four than were tested in the check summary, perhaps?
>> The check summary is recent. I can only imagine that you found earlier
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