[R] Package not on CRAN mirrow - what now?

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Thu Jun 10 12:43:26 CEST 2010

markwebb at afrihost.co.za wrote:
> Package arulesSequences isn't on CRAN for automatic package install.
> I downloaded a *.tar.qz version because no *.zip for Windows offered.
> Why is this?
> I expanded *.tar.qz in ~R/R-2.11.0/library/arulesSequences
> I then assumed that R would list it in the packages list but it doesn't.
> What am I doing wrong ?

You need to install it, it's not generally enough to just unpack it.  
But that will not work, because the package is marked as "Unix-only".  
You could try to figure out what needs fixing to get it working on 
Windows, but it's probably not easy.

Duncan Murdoch

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