[R-SIG-Mac] manually load package

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Nov 23 18:44:38 CET 2011

Did you have a question?  Your posting is two unconnected fragments.

How to install source packages is described in the 'R Installation and 
Administration Manual'.

You didn't tell us where you ran this, but very likely you need

But why not open a terminal and run

R CMD INSTALL ~/Desktop/Design_2.3-0.tar.gz


On Wed, 23 Nov 2011, Lara R. Appleby 04 wrote:

> I want to install the old R package "Design" from a source file 
> "Design_2.3-0.tar.gz" which is on my desktop. I need this (old) package to 
> run another (newer) package "Contrast".
>> install.packages(pkgs="Design_2.3-0.tar.gz", 
>> repos=NULL,contriburl=NULL,dependencies=NULL,available=NULL,type="source",lib= 
>> "/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/2.14/Resources/library")
> Warning message:
> In getDependencies(pkgs, dependencies, available, lib) :
> package 'Design_2.3-0.tar.gz' is not available (for R version 2.14.0)
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