[R] FREDR and R 3.6
r@oknz @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Sun Nov 1 00:10:59 CET 2020
I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and
r-base/bionic-cran35,now 3.6.3-1bionic all [installed]
3.6.3 is also the latest version in the repository.
On Fri, 30 Oct 2020 at 12:21, Marc Schwartz via R-help <r-help using r-project.org>
> > On Oct 29, 2020, at 6:35 PM, H <agents using meddatainc.com> wrote:
> > On 10/29/2020 01:49 PM, Marc Schwartz wrote:
> >>> On Oct 29, 2020, at 1:29 PM, H <agents using meddatainc.com> wrote:
> >>> I tried to install the fredr package yesterday to access the data
> series hosted by the St. Louis Fed but my installation of R, version 3.6,
> tells me it is not available from a cran repository.
> >>> I could not find any information on this on the fredr information
> package and was wondering if anyone here might know?
> >> Hi,
> >> When that happens, check the CRAN page for the package:
> >> https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/fredr/index.html
> >> where you will see that the package has been archived as a result of a
> lack of response by the maintainer to problems with the package.
> >> The archive link on the above page allows you to download the last
> version of the source package tarball, however, the check results for the
> package show numerous issues.
> >> You may want to contact the package maintainer (sboysel using gmail.com) to
> see what the current status of the package is, and if they plan to resolve
> the issues. If not, consider alternative approaches.
> >> You should also consider updating your R installation, as 3.6.0 is well
> over a year old at this point. 4.0.3 is the current stable release.
> >> Regards,
> >> Marc Schwartz
> > Thank you. That is very surprising! I would have thought there would be
> sufficient number of users and interest enough for this important package
> that it would be maintained!
> > As for R 3.6, it is the latest version in the repository for my
> operating system, CentOS/RHEL...
> On your first point, the number of users is largely irrelevant, if the
> package maintainer no longer has the interest or the time to continue to
> support it. It is possible, in that scenario, that an interested user, who
> has the time and interest, might engage in a process to take over such
> Keep in mind that package maintainers are, in the vast majority of cases,
> volunteers. Their motivations for creating and maintaining CRAN packages
> will vary.
> I did a quick check and found that there are discussions in the Issues
> section of the package's Github repo:
> that suggest that such discussions are indeed taking place. So perhaps the
> situation with CRAN will be resolved in time. Again, you should contact the
> maintainer to get a better sense of their plans and possible timeline.
> With respect to CentOS/RHEL, you might post to r-sig-fedora, which focuses
> on R issues on RH derived Linux distros, to see if there are any plans to
> update R for your version of the distribution:
> The R RPM maintainers, like Tom Callaway, follow that list.
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