[R] problem installing "boot" package on Mac

Malcolm Fairbrother m.fairbrother at bristol.ac.uk
Tue Aug 10 21:03:25 CEST 2010

Dear all,

I cannot seem to get "boot" running. Can anybody help? I've tried downloading and compiling the binary from <http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/boot/index.html>, as well as the below. (Please see the scary-sounding error message, and the sessionInfo.) Neither works.

Any help would be much appreciated.

- Malcolm

> install.packages("boot", dependencies=T)
trying URL 'http://cran.uk.r-project.org/bin/macosx/leopard/contrib/2.11/boot_1.2-42.tgz'
Content type 'application/x-gzip' length 448826 bytes (438 Kb)
opened URL
downloaded 438 Kb

The downloaded packages are in
> library(boot)
Error in FUN("melanoma"[[1L]], ...) : internal error -3 in R_decompress1
> boot
Error: object 'boot' not found

> sessionInfo()
R version 2.11.1 (2010-05-31) 

[1] en_GB.UTF-8/en_GB.UTF-8/C/C/en_GB.UTF-8/en_GB.UTF-8

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base     

other attached packages:
[1] coda_0.13-5        deldir_0.0-12      maptools_0.7-34    nlme_3.1-96       
[5] MASS_7.3-7         Matrix_0.999375-42 lattice_0.18-8     sp_0.9-66         
[9] foreign_0.8-40    

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] boot_1.2-42  grid_2.11.1  spdep_0.5-17 tools_2.11.1

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