[Rd] docs + packages (PR#858)

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu, 1 Mar 2001 10:20:46 +0100 (MET)

On Thu, 1 Mar 2001 aa@gwen.stat.unipd.it wrote:

> Today I have installed R 1.02.1  on my MSW-95 laptop;

1.2.1 I presume.

> it essentially worked, but thre are two problems:
> 1) Although I have chose to install "standard", compiled HTML"
> and "WinHelp"  documentation files, and in spite of the fact
> that the installer program mwinst.exe reported to hve done this,
> only the first type of documentation is actually accessible
> from the Help menu of RGui.

That's not a bug: see ?help and ?help.start.  You can only use the CHTML
and WinHlp documentation via help or directly in Windows Explorer.

> 2) I have then attempted to load some packages, but some of
> them are declared "non-existent"... see below.


Again, see the documentation, namely the R for Windows FAQ.
Not all packages are available in pre-compiled form, so you will need
to compile the others yourself.  In particular, sn and integrate are not,


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