[R] xlsReadWrite package repository for Ubuntu

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Mar 2 11:32:18 CET 2009

On Mon, 2 Mar 2009, reverend33 wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm trying to install R on Ubuntu.
> I succeeded at installing the r-recommended package that is present in the
> synaptics, but i can't find the xlsReadWrite package in the repositories
> included in my synaptics manager.
> Does anybody know a liable repository in which this package is present.

The CRAN Windows ones.  It is a windows-only package, see


(incidentally to you: it seems no longer maintained and does not build 
under R-devel on Windows, see 
The maintainer has not responded to requests for a fix.)

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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