[R] Unable to install lme4

Patrick Connolly p_connolly at slingshot.co.nz
Fri Oct 2 10:34:12 CEST 2009

On Thu, 01-Oct-2009 at 10:13AM -0700, jamesmcc wrote:

|> This is the first time I've encountered R having difficulty with package and
|> R version compatibility. I cant believe no one has fixed generally so that
|> your version of R can get the latest package appropriate to that version.
|> How nice would that be? :)
|> Anyway, I figured it out for my version (2.8.1). I needed to install Matrix
|> package first, which was also outdated.
|> > R CMD INSTALL -l lib Matrix_0.999375-22.tar.gz
|> > R CMD INSTALL -l lib lme4_0.999375-28.tar.gz

You would have avoided that problem if you used update.packages within
R.  It will take care of such things if you set dependencies = TRUE.


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