[R] MASS package not on CRAN ?

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Tue Mar 9 16:33:52 CET 2010

On 09.03.2010 15:39, Ista Zahn wrote:
> MASS is a recommended package, so is probably already installed on
> your machine. Try

And if installation fails, it is either your internet connection that 
does not download the file in its original form or you have a broken 
installation of R (which would also be indicated if MASS is not already 
installed given you installed a released version of R).

Uwe Ligges

> library(MASS)
> -Ista
> On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 9:32 AM, Markus Loecher<markus.loecher at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> The MASS package is listed on the CRAN web site (
>> http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/MASS/index.html) but I am unable to
>> install it via install.packages(). The error is that the package is
>> "unavailable". When I manually download the source tar ball and try to
>> install it on a Linux machine, installation fails because "it is not a valid
>> package".
>> Do I need to search different repositories ?
>> Thanks,
>> Markus
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