[R] Packages gnumeric and xlsReadWrite

Uwe Dippel udippel at uniten.edu.my
Mon Mar 15 08:41:28 CET 2010

Both packages are listed on the website, but neither installs here:

Cannot find xml2-config
ERROR: configuration failed for package ‘XML’
* Removing ‘/usr/local/lib/R/site-library/XML’
* Installing *source* package ‘gnumeric’ ...
** R
** preparing package for lazy loading
Warning in library(pkg, character.only = TRUE, logical.return = TRUE, 
lib.loc = lib.loc) :
there is no package called 'XML'
Error : package 'XML' could not be loaded
ERROR: lazy loading failed for package ‘gnumeric’
* Removing ‘/usr/local/lib/R/site-library/gnumeric’
(Ubuntu 9.10)

 > install.packages("xlsReadWrite")
Warning in install.packages("xlsReadWrite") :
argument 'lib' is missing: using '/usr/local/lib/R/site-library'
Warning message:
In getDependencies(pkgs, dependencies, available, lib) :
package ‘xlsReadWrite’ is not available

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