[R] install.packages saying the car package is not in therepositories

John Fox jfox at mcmaster.ca
Thu Mar 9 00:20:18 CET 2006

Dear Jeremy,

The car package (version 1.1-0) is certainly on CRAN. I checked a couple of
mirrors, and it's there as well. (I assume that .Library contains the
library location to which you want to install?) What OS and version of R are
you using?


John Fox
Department of Sociology
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada L8S 4M4

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Jeremy Morris
> Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 5:22 PM
> To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: [R] install.packages saying the car package is not 
> in therepositories
> I am attempting to install the car package using the command :
> > install.packages('car',.Library)
> After I have chosen a mirror, I get the following message :
> Warning message:
> no package 'car' at the repositories in: 
> download.packages(pkgs, destdir = tmpd, available = available,
> I used the CRAN.packages() function to see what was going on, 
> and the car package is not listed.  I have also tried several 
> mirrors, all with the same error message.  I have tried to 
> install other packages, this has been successful.
> Any help would be great.
> Jeremy
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