[R] Accessing defunct package

Jeff Newmiller jdnewmil at dcn.davis.CA.us
Fri Sep 25 17:08:18 CEST 2015

Obtain the source package and fix it? Most errors are relatively minor adjustments that just require reading the updated "Writing R Extensions" document to figure out. You might be unlucky, but I think the odds are in your favor.
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On September 25, 2015 7:25:33 AM PDT, Dennis Fisher <fisher at plessthan.com> wrote:
>R 3.2.0
>In the past, I used a package:
>	SASxport
>to output files to SAS’s XPT format.  This was useful because FDA
>requests that data be submitted in that format (even though they
>typically must reconvert to some other format before the data are
>It appears that the package is no longer available at CRAN:
>	Package ‘SASxport’ was removed from the CRAN repository.
>	Formerly available versions can be obtained from the archive.
>	Archived on 2015-06-09 as errors were not corrected despite reminders.
>I have a previously-functioning version of the package on my computer. 
>When I attempt to load it with:
>	require("SASxport", lib.loc=“/PATH/TOt/R-Packages")
>R responds:
>	Loading required package: SASxport 
>	Failed with error: ‘package ‘SASxport’ was built before R 3.0.0:
>please re-install it’ 
>Other than reinstalling an old version of R (< 3.0.0), is there some
>way that I can use the package?
>Dennis Fisher MD
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