[R] install local packages

Don MacQueen macq at llnl.gov
Thu Mar 23 04:11:02 CET 2006

1. My best guess, and it is only a guess, is that the package wasn't 
built properly. That's assuming that when you used the menu, you 
navigated to the zip file.

2. Please review the documentation for the install.packages() 
function. When repos is NULL, your first argument is supposed to be a 
character vector of one or more file paths to the zip files. The 
second argument is not normally needed. Also, in this case, you 
should not use destdir. It's a temporary holding place used during 
the installation process.


At 12:33 PM -0800 3/22/06, nlei at sfu.ca wrote:
>Hello all,
>I'm trying to install the local package under window system. Two ways I've
>1. using the menu"packages" "install package(s) from local zip files...".
>    My .zip file is "mclust.zip". But it shows Errors which are:
>    "Error in gzfile(file,"r"): unable to open connection
>     In addition: Warning messages:
>     1.error -1 in extracting from zip file
>     2.cannot open compressed file 'mclust/DESCRIPTION'
>2. using function "install.packages".
>    the command I use is
>    install.packages(mclust.zip,"D:\sfu\BC project\clustering project\stuff
>    from Jeffrey\flowCytometryClustering",repos=NULL,destdir="C:\Program
>    Files\R\rw2011\library")
>    But error is "object "mclust.zip" not found".
>Could you please help me how I can install the local packages?
>Thanks a lot!
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