[R-SIG-Mac] [R] Installing local packages in R for MacOSX 10.4.2

Rob J Goedman goedman at mac.com
Fri Sep 23 16:53:29 CEST 2005

Hi Marije,

When you select the Package Installer, select Local Source Package and
press Install (which is now enabled). This will get you to a Finder  
where you can select the source file to install.

Hope this helps,

PS There is a R-SIG-Mac alias for questions specific to R on Mac OS.

On Sep 23, 2005, at 7:24 AM, Booman, M wrote:

> Dear all,
> I have been using R for Windows before but recently switched to  
> Mac. Now I
> am confused about how to install local packages using R 2.1.1. on  
> the Mac.
> I found the menu Packages and Data, and have used it succesfully to  
> install
> CRAN and Bioconductor packages (all binaries) by selecting these
> repositories from the pull-down menu and clicking the Get List button.
> However there is one package from OmegaHat I want to install  
> (Rcurl). Since
> this is not a listed repository in the Install Packages pull-down  
> menu, I
> tried the Other Repository function and entered the URL for the  
> OmegaHat
> page. This doesn't work as R tries to add /PACKAGES to the URL and  
> this is
> apparently not how the OmegaHat site is set up (I tried the same with
> bioconductor's URL and that did work). SO I downloaded the .tar.gz  
> file. I
> remember from my R for Windows there was an option Install Package  
> From
> Local File. But in this version of R for MAC I can't find this. In  
> the R FAQ
> for MAC OSX it says I should choose, in the Install Packages menu, the
> option Local Package from the pull-down menu. But then the Get List  
> button
> is greyed out, and no packages appear in the list. I have tried  
> putting the
> .tar.gz file in several places: in the working directory (/user/ 
> admin in
> this case), in the R-Framework/Resources/Library directory, but  
> never is the
> file listed in the Install Packages menu. I must be doing something  
> wrong
> but don't know what. This is the text from the R FAQ for OSX, which I
> followed:
> "You can also download any other package from the Internet yourself  
> and
> decide to install it from source. In such case select one of the local
> entries in the top left list." (The top left list being the pull- 
> down menu I
> described and the local entries being Local Binary package, Local  
> Source
> Package, and Local Package Directory).
> Could somebody please help me out?
> Best wishes,
> Marije
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