[R] R packages for R 2.11.1

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Fri Jan 7 12:07:41 CET 2011

On 07.01.2011 09:21, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> On Thu, 6 Jan 2011, Joshua Wiley wrote:
>> I would try using the R 2.12.1 packages first, but if that does not
> On 32-bit Windows this will not work if compiled code is involved: both
> the compiler and the package layout changed at 2.12.0.
> However, binary packages for 2.11.x are still being run through the
> autobuiilder and are available on CRAN if they were built successfully
> (increasingly many are not). See the summary table at
> http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/checkSummaryWin.html

Right, and if they were not built successfully, then the latest version 
that passed the checks is still available there (which is the one you 
want to use anyway then).

Let me add that just typing
should do the trick and will use the 2.11 package repository at 


> Nevertheless (as the posting guide makes clear) the R developers do not
> support obsolete versions of R, so you are advised to update to R 2.12.1.
>> work, then you can go here:
>> http://cran.r-project.org/src/contrib/Archive/
>> to get older versions of the tar balls. I think you might have to
>> build them yourself. I kind of doubt anyone is keeping entire
>> duplicates of old CRAN packages in all forms. This is not that
>> difficult though. If the packages you want to install do not have
>> other code, I believe you can actually install them without any
>> additional software. If there is compiled code (e.g., C or C++), then
>> I think you'll need RTools as well as a compatible compiler. See the
>> installation manual for details:
>> http://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/R-admin.html
>> Cheers,
>> Josh
>> On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 8:48 PM, Raji <raji.sankaran at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi ,
>>>  I am using R 2.11.1 . I need to download few packages for the same for
>>> Windows.But in CRAN i see the latest packages for R 2.12.1 only. Can you
>>> help me out with the locations where i can find the packages for R
>>> 2.11.1
>>> Windows zip?
>> --
>> Joshua Wiley
>> Ph.D. Student, Health Psychology
>> University of California, Los Angeles
>> http://www.joshuawiley.com/
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