[R] Where did my packages go ?

Andreas Borg andreas.borg at unimedizin-mainz.de
Tue Apr 19 09:07:56 CEST 2011

Hi Eric,

I have the same issue in Windows. When I upgrade, I just copy all the 
packages I need from the 2.12 to the 2.13 library folder and run 
update.packages afterwards. However, be careful not to replace any of 
the existing packages with older versions, as this might break the 


eric schrieb:
> Running linux 10.04 ubuntu.
> Looks like Ubuntu automatically updated to version 2.13. I was running
> version 2.12 until today. But now I'm getting error messages when I use the
> require or library command and one of the packages I've downloaded in the
> past.  For example:
>> require(quantmod)
> Loading required package: quantmod
> Warning message:
> In library(package, lib.loc = lib.loc, character.only = TRUE, logical.return
> = TRUE,  :
>   there is no package called 'quantmod
> I noticed under my Home folder in the R folder that I have a
> i486-pc-gnu-library subfolder. Inside that sub folder are 3 subfolders
> labeled 2.10, 2.12, 2.13. If I look in 2.12, I see a lot of subfolders with
> the names of the packages I use (quantmod for instance). If I look in the
> 2.13 subfolder, there's nothing there at all; it's empty.
> So what is the right course of action ? 
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Andreas Borg
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