[R] Fwd: CRAN problem with plyr-1.4.1

Douglas Bates bates at stat.wisc.edu
Mon Apr 11 21:03:18 CEST 2011

The first thing to do is try another mirror.  The "official" (or as
official as we ever get about anything) U.S. mirror is


They tend to be very good about updating.  Presently the source
package for plyr is at version 1.5 and the binary versions are both at

On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 1:27 PM, Ian Davis <ian.w.davis at gmail.com> wrote:
> It looks like there might be some kind of problem with the Plyr-1.4.1
> packages pushed to CRAN?  The web pages show 1.4.1 as the current version,
> but trying to fetch the source through the provided link gives a 404:
> http://lib.stat.cmu.edu/R/CRAN/web/packages/plyr/index.html
> $ wget http://lib.stat.cmu.edu/R/CRAN/src/contrib/plyr_1.4.1.tar.gz
> --2011-04-11 13:19:09--
> http://lib.stat.cmu.edu/R/CRAN/src/contrib/plyr_1.4.1.tar.gz
> Resolving lib.stat.cmu.edu...
> Connecting to lib.stat.cmu.edu||:80... connected.
> HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
> 2011-04-11 13:19:09 ERROR 404: Not Found.
> This prevented me from installing ggplot2 until I went back and found an old
> version (1.4) of Plyr to install manually.  Since it looks like Plyr was
> *just* updated a few days ago, I'm guessing something went awry?  I checked
> several CRAN mirrors and got the same problem with all of them.  They think
> the current version is 1.4.1, but they don't have any files available for
> download.
> Hope this helps,
> Ian
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