[R] Please help me, I'm trying to update my version of R

Thomas Mailund mailund at birc.au.dk
Tue Aug 23 05:45:32 CEST 2016

Hi Ken,

You are trying to install R as a package. That won't work. The .pkg file you downloaded from https://cran.r-project.org/bin/macosx/ is an installer, though, so if you just double-click on it, it should take you through the installation. After that you probably need to install a number of packages, since the ones you have installed for version 3.2 R won't be available in the 3.3 installation, but *those* packages you can install using install.packages.


Thomas Mailund

On 22 August 2016 at 22:17:50, KMNanus (kmnanus at gmail.com<mailto:kmnanus at gmail.com>) wrote:

I’m a newbie running 3.2.4 on a mac equipped with Yosemite (10.10.5).

I want to update to 3.3.1 and have downloaded the package, but have not been able to install it. I’ve tried install.packages("R-3.3.1.tar.gz”) and install.packages("R-3.3.1.pkg”) after downloading both files.

I get an error msg - "package ‘R-3.3.1.pkg’ is not available (for R version 3.2.4)"

I know this question has shown up on several message boards but I’m having trouble understanding the process.

Is there a straightforward way to update my version of R and, if successful, will R automatically work with the packages I’ve installed?

Ken Nanus
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