[R] About installing RBloomberg

Stephen Liu satimis at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 5 15:42:47 CET 2010

Hi folks,

Debian 600 64bit desktop

> sudo R
> install.packages("RBloomberg", repos="http://R-Forge.R-project.org")
* DONE (zoo)
ERROR: dependencies ‘rcom’, ‘bitops’, ‘RUnit’ are not available for package 
* removing ‘/usr/local/lib/R/site-library/RBloomberg’


> install.packages("RBloomberg", "rcom", "bitops", "RUnit", 
Warning in install.packages("RBloomberg", "rcom", "bitops", "RUnit", repos = 
"http://R-Forge.R-project.org") :
  'lib = "rcom"' is not writable
Would you like to create a personal library
to install packages into?  (y/n) 

Whether I need to create a personal library

However I found rcom, bitops and RUnit on Debian repo;

$ apt-cache search bitops | grep r-cran
r-cran-bitops - GNU R package implementing bitwise operations
$ apt-cache search RUnit | grep r-cran
r-cran-runit - GNU R package providing unit testing framework

$ apt-cache search rcom | grep r-cran
r-cran-rcpp - GNU R / C++ interface classes and examples

Can I install them on Debian repo?  TIA

Stephen L

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