[R] R package built using newer version of R

Harrie Robins harrie at eyequestion.nl
Tue Jan 5 09:41:13 CET 2016

If that fails (sometimes R gives a version error, package not available for
R version X.X.X), you could try downloading the source package
(package.tar.gz) and compile it with running from console (or prompt):

R CMD INSTALL packagename.tar.gz library-location



-----Original Message-----
From: R-help [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org] On Behalf Of Duncan
Sent: maandag 4 januari 2016 20:16
To: Tyler Auerbeck <auerbecktj at gmail.com>; r-help at r-project.org
Subject: Re: [R] R package built using newer version of R

On 04/01/2016 2:02 PM, Tyler Auerbeck wrote:
> We're currently looking at using the R eclipse plugin StatET as our 
> development environment. Due to certain requirements, we're still 
> using 2.15.1. However a required package of StatET was built using 
> 2.15.3, which results in the following warning:
> Warning message:
> package 'rj' was built under R version 2.15.3
> I'm still fairly new to R, but is there any way for us to rebuild this 
> package using 2.15.1? It doesn't appear to cause us any issues, but 
> it's still not desirable for users to see that warning.
> Any help would be appreciated.

Yes, it's quite easy to do so.  StatET probably gives menu options to do it,
but I don't know them:  you might want to ask them.  From the R console, try

install.packages("pkgname", type="source")

and if you have the necessary prerequisites (e.g. compilers), you'll get 
it installed from source.   If it fails, post the errors and the results 
of sessionInfo() here, and we'll probably be able to tell you what to do

Duncan Murdoch

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