[R-SIG-Mac] Install R package on mac

Kjell Konis kjell.konis at epfl.ch
Tue Mar 10 15:13:05 CET 2009

I think installing a Windows binary package on Mac (or any other  
operating system) is probably not officially supported - so the  
package manager is not going to be too helpful here. In this case  
you're lucky though - WiSP does not contain any native code.  All you  
need to do is unpack the wisp_1.2.6.zip archive (which OS X is  
apparently doing for you already) and put the wisp folder in your R  
library using the Finder. Worked for me anyway. Also, you should  
probably email the package authors and ask them to provide a source  
version of the package as well.


On 10 mars 09, at 14:57, Philippe Bouchet wrote:

> Hello all,
> I apologize in advance if this question has already been asked but I  
> have
> not been able to find any helpful piece of information on the web  
> regarding
> my problem.
> I need to run a package for wildlife population assessment called  
> WiSP.
> The package is available for download from the web and comes in a .zip
> format.
> Not only does the archive automatically unzips itself after the  
> download but
> I can't seem to grasp how to install such packages using the package
> manager.
> I am usually fairly good with computers, but have to admit that I  
> don't
> understand all the options offered by the package manager.
>> From what I have read online, it seems that I need to convert this  
>> windows
> binary package to a universal .tar.gz file, yet all the  
> documentation I
> found is too complicated for me.
> Could anyone explain to me what the simplest way of doing that is or  
> give me
> some hints on how to go about solving this issue ?
> Thanks so much in advance for you help,
> Phil
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