[R] installing package

Martin Morgan mtmorgan at fhcrc.org
Thu Apr 25 14:30:49 CEST 2013

On 04/25/2013 12:19 AM, Gitte Brinch Andersen wrote:
> Hi
> I am trying to install a package (bioconductor) but every time I try to install it I get this message:
> source("http://bioconductor.org/biocLite.R")
> Warning in install.packages("BiocInstaller", repos = a["BioCsoft", "URL"]) :
>    'lib = "C:/Program Files/R/R-3.0.0/library"' is not writable
> Error in install.packages("BiocInstaller", repos = a["BioCsoft", "URL"]) :
>    unable to install packages

Hi Gitte -- this and your Mac path problems are really a question for the 
Bioconductor mailing list


I don't know the answer to your path problem, but the package author monitors 
that list and will be able to help.

I would have expected the attempt run the biocLite.R script to result in a 
dialog that asks 'Would you like to use a personal library instead?', to which 
you should answer 'yes'.

If for some reason you do not want to answer 'yes', then read the help page 

Hope that helps, and please ask your questions about Bioconductor packages on 
the Bioconductor mailing list.


> I normally use mac computers, but I cannot get the right path for the folders I should use, so now I am trying with a windows platform instead. But now I cannot install one of the packages my pipeline needs.
> Can anyone help?
> I know it is probably a simple problem, but I have never used R before and don't know how to solve problems in it.
> Best
> Gitte Andersen
> E-mail: gitteba at hum-gen.au.dk
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