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

Philippe Bouchet bouchet.philippe at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 15:50:42 CET 2009


Thanks so much for your advice, everything is working now !



On Mar 10, 2009, at 3:13 PM, Kjell Konis 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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