[R-SIG-Mac] Fwd: ggplot2 missing dependencies: RColorBrewer, colorspace

David Faden dfaden at gmail.com
Fri Jul 25 07:19:58 CEST 2008


Could anyone here provide some more details on the issue described
below? (That is briefly, when installing ggplot2 under R --
install.packages("ggplot2", dep=T) -- one finds a couple of
dependencies missing. Apparently this is a Mac-only issue?) What would
be involved in fixing it? I'd be willing to look into it if someone
would point out where to start. Thanks!

dfaden at iastate.edu
AIM: pitulx

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: hadley wickham <h.wickham at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 4:11 PM
Subject: Re: ggplot2 missing dependencies: RColorBrewer, colorspace
To: David Faden <dfaden at gmail.com>

Hi David,

It's a bizarre bug with the mac version of R - I've complained about
it before but it hasn't been fixed yet.  Would you mind emailing
R-SIG-mac to complain?



On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 3:39 PM, David Faden <dfaden at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I guess you may have heard about this before, but I'm looking at
> ggplot2 again (and will probably try introducing it to some others
> eventually after I'm on solider ground myself) and thought it was
> worth a mention. install.packages("ggplot2", dep=T) seems to miss the
> dependencies RColorBrewer and colorspace so that even after running
> it, a call to library(ggplot2) fails with an error. For example,
> running in R 2.7.1 on a MacBook running Mac OS X 10.5.2, I had the
> following R session:
> ...
>> install.packages("ggplot2", dep=T)
>> library(ggplot2)
> Loading required package: grid
> Loading required package: reshape
> Loading required package: proto
> Loading required package: splines
> Loading required package: MASS
> Loading required package: RColorBrewer
> Error: package 'RColorBrewer' could not be loaded
> In addition: Warning message:
> In library(pkg, character.only = TRUE, logical.return = TRUE, lib.loc
> = lib.loc) :
>  there is no package called 'RColorBrewer'
>> R.version
>               _
> platform       i386-apple-darwin8.10.1
> arch           i386
> os             darwin8.10.1
> system         i386, darwin8.10.1
> status
> major          2
> minor          7.1
> year           2008
> month          06
> day            23
> svn rev        45970
> language       R
> version.string R version 2.7.1 (2008-06-23)
> Installing RColorBrewer, library(ggplot2) still fails with an error
> because colorspace is missing. Of course, it is not too much of a
> hardship to call install.packages a couple extra times, but I worry
> this will disconcert some of the people I'd like to introduce to
> ggplot2. Thanks!
> David

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