[R] problem installing packages
R. Michael Weylandt <email@example.com>
michael.weylandt at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 22:40:26 CET 2012
What lists are you referring to when you state: "there are many packages that do not show up in the list of binaries. They do in the list of sources"? CRAN? To see all packages installed on your machine try
I think available.packages() will give packages available from your local CRAN mirror.
Just a hunch, but if you are seeing different behaviors between home and work it may well be that a work-firewall is blocking packages which contain pre-compiled DLLs/SOs while allowing the source code through.
Also, if you aren't on Windows the vast majority of packages are quite easy to learn compile yourself
On Jan 10, 2012, at 4:01 PM, natalia norden <natnorden at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you very much for your answers. I could do it by downloading the
> package I needed manually and then installing it through the Terminal. Yet
> the fundamental problem remains. I downloaded R 2.14.1 several times from
> different mirrors and there are many packages that do not show up in the
> list of binaries. They do in the list of sources, but then I have a
> problem compiling the package... I did not have this problem from my home
> computer when I installed R 2.14.0.
> El 10/01/12 14:52, "Ken Hutchison" <vicvoncastle at gmail.com> escribió:
>> Maybe check your proxy settings in your browser and make sure you're
>> connecting to the mirror.
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Jan 10, 2012, at 8:35 AM, natalia norden <natnorden at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I was using version 2.13.2 and I have just downloaded the latest version
>>> 2.14.1. However, I'm trying to install the packages I was using and
>>> when I
>>> look for them in the packages list, I can´t find many in the CRAN
>>> (e.g. "vegan"). I do find them in the CRAN sources but the installation
>>> fails. I tried downloading the version 2.14.0 and I had the same
>>> problem. I
>>> re-installed the old version, and now it works again. Is this a problem
>>> Thank you for your help.
>>> Natalia Norden
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