[R-sig-ME] Installing an old version of lme4 (v 0.999999-2)

Javan Bauder javanvonherp at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 19:52:30 CEST 2014

I am trying to install an old version of lme4 (v. 0.999999-2) in R
2.15.2 on my Windows 7 computer. The newer versions of lme4 do not
support the analyses I am trying to conduct. I saved the packaged
archive file (lme4_0.999999-2(1).tar) to my hard drive and then used
RStudio's "Install from Package Archive File" to attempt to install
the package. However, I received the following error message:

> install.packages("~/R/lme4_0.999999-2(1).tar.gz", repos = NULL, type = "source")

Installing package(s) into ‘C:/Users/JBauder/Documents/R/win-library/2.15’

(as ‘lib’ is unspecified)

* installing *source* package 'lme4' ...

** package 'lme4' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked

** libs

*** arch - i386

ERROR: compilation failed for package 'lme4'

* removing 'C:/Users/JBauder/Documents/R/win-library/2.15/lme4'

Warning in install.packages :

  running command 'C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-215~1.2/bin/x64/R CMD INSTALL -l
"C:/Users/JBauder    /Documents/R/win-library/2.15"
"C:/Users/JBauder/Documents/R/lme4_0.999999-2(1).tar.gz"' had status 1

Warning in install.packages :

  installation of package
‘C:/Users/JBauder/Documents/R/lme4_0.999999-2(1).tar.gz’ had non-zero
exit status

Does anyone have any ideas of how to get around this error?



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