[R] instal tar.gz package on windows

Sarah Goslee sarah.goslee at gmail.com
Thu Apr 24 21:20:00 CEST 2014

Normally on Windows you should install the Windows binary from the
*.zip file, not the source from the *.tar.gz file.

If you look at a CRAN page the available files are labeled that way.

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There are further instructions available on your local CRAN mirror, including:

Installation of Packages

Please type help("INSTALL") or help("install.packages") in R for
information on how to install packages from this repository. The
manual R Installation and Administration (also contained in the R base
sources) explains the process in detail.


On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 2:26 PM, KD Makatjane <23085738 at nwu.ac.za> wrote:
> Good evening sir/madam
> My name is katleho makatjane. I am currently a B.com statistics student at North West University Mafikeng campus.  I have installed R 3.1.0 on my laptop but my main problem is to install all necessary packages so that I may be able to start using it for my analysis. It gives me error while trying to install them from downloaded files. And again it can connect to the internet to download them automatically. Can you please help me out on how to install the R packages. I am using a 32bit windows 7 ultimate operating system
> Yours faithfully

Sarah Goslee

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