[R] update.views("Spatial") does not seem to be able to find RPyGeo package

Achim Zeileis Achim.Zeileis at uibk.ac.at
Wed Jan 5 12:59:36 CET 2011

On Tue, 4 Jan 2011, Linder, Eric wrote:

> I have this problem with loading RPyGeo package when using update.views.
> How can I fix this.

Only by changing the operating system. You are using Linux but the RPyGeo 
package require Windows, see http://CRAN.R-project.org/package=RPyGeo

update.views() (or actually the underlying call to install.packages()) 
just informs you about this through a warning.


> I have tried to use other CRAN  mirrors with the same result.
> Below is a copy of my session.
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> [Previously saved workspace restored]
>> library(ctv)
>> update.views('Spatial')
> --- Please select a CRAN mirror for use in this session ---
> Loading Tcl/Tk interface ... done
> Warning message:
> In update.views("Spatial") :
>  The following packages are not available: RPyGeo
> ---------------------session-----------------------
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