[R] R package built using newer version of R

Tyler Auerbeck auerbecktj at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 20:15:20 CET 2016

When I run the install.packages("rj",type="source") I get the following:

> install.packages("rj",type="source")
Warning message:
package ‘rj’ is not available (for R version 2.15.1)

I believe this is because this is a package available directly from the
creators of StatET. I tried pulling the zip down directly from their
website and ran the following:

package 'rj' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked

This installs it directly, but it still installs it as compiled for 2.15.3,
which we see the same warning I originally mentioned.

Here is the sessionInfo() you asked for:

> sessionInfo()
R version 2.15.1 (2012-06-22)
Platform: x86_64-pc-mingw32/x64 (64-bit)

[1] LC_COLLATE=English_United States.1252  LC_CTYPE=English_United
States.1252    LC_MONETARY=English_United States.1252
[4] LC_NUMERIC=C                           LC_TIME=English_United

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] tools_2.15.1

If there isn't a good way to compile this for 2.15.1, is there any way to
just ignore the warning? I've seen that you can do something like

options( warn = -1 )

I know this isn't recommended to do on an extended timeframe, but this
message only occurs during the first command that you run. Even if we
could set up some sort of profile that would set this suppression, run
a dummy command and then unset the suppression. I know this is a
workaround, but I just wasn't sure what would be the simpler solution.

Let me know what you think or what I may be missing.

On Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 3:41 AM, Harrie Robins <harrie at eyequestion.nl> wrote:

> 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
> Regards,
> Harrie
> -----Original Message-----
> From: R-help [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org] On Behalf Of Duncan
> Murdoch
> 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
> next.
> Duncan Murdoch
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