[R-SIG-Mac] Installing Mac packages from a directory of .tgz files

Murray Jorgensen maj at waikato.ac.nz
Sat Jan 15 01:36:31 CET 2011

I have limited bandwidth and monthly allowance so I want to install the 
latest R packages from a directory of tgz files that I have brought home 
from work.

The new R (2.12.1) installed nicely on top of my old 2.10.1 and I am 
pleased that the package installer takes care of that OK.

However the installer did not find the new packages ( which are 
currently sitting in Macintosh HD/Applications/tgz12.1 ) and I can't see 
any installer option where I can tell it where they are. ( The place for 
writing a url closes up when you choose one of the local options.)

There was one option where it said the installer would ask the location 
of the binaries and indeed a dialog box was thrown up, but when I 
navigated to the folder the .tgz files were greyed out.

Apologies for taking up this list's time with trivia but I do most of my 
R work on PCs

Cheers,  Murray
Dr Murray Jorgensen      http://www.stats.waikato.ac.nz/Staff/maj.html
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