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

Sundar Dorai-Raj sdorairaj at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 15:17:31 CET 2009

Worked for me as well. To find your library directory, just open R and
type ".libPaths()". For me, it's

> .libPaths()
[1] "/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/library"

As Kjell noted, I just unzipped the binary in the latter directory.
Then library(wisp) worked just fine.



On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 7:13 AM, Kjell Konis <kjell.konis at epfl.ch> wrote:
> 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.
> HTH,
> Kjell
> 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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