[R] can't load nlme on windoze 7

Mike Marchywka marchywka at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 8 00:46:02 CET 2010

> Date: Sun, 7 Nov 2010 20:57:19 +0100
> From: ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
> To: marchywka at hotmail.com
> CC: r-help at r-project.org
> Subject: Re: [R] can't load nlme on windoze 7

Trying "R CMD INSTALL ...zip" said that  unpackPkgZip was missing
so rather than figure it out I just decided to go ahead and try
the source, which is what I want to do eventually anyway ok
it is a bit of a diversion from actually using R.

> install.packages("nlme")
> should do the trick?

Well, I did have to find a mirror and indeed 

$ cat getStuff.R

seems to have worked as library("nlme") ran fine.
Judging from all the deps it got, the original
approach may have just failed due to that, hard to 
know since I haven't read the docs LOL. 

> Otherwise, see "R Installation and Administration" manual fir details

> Note that nlme is a recommended package and included in the binary
> distribution of R anyway.

The above script seemed to have to go get alot, and in fact crashed the first
time probably due to anti-malware stuff ( netstat -abn returned about 14000
entries to a firewall and none of my browsers would work etc etc ). 

Thanks, at least I can get back to trying to use R instead of develop
c++ code but I am now interested in that too. 

> Uwe Ligges

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