[Rd] 7 arguments passed to .Internal(identical) which requires 6

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Jun 7 12:20:34 CEST 2012

On 07/06/2012 11:12, Matthew Dowle wrote:
> Prof Ripley wrote :
>> (AFAIK the CRAN binary package providers expect users to be
>> using the current version of R.)
> I guess it's quite common practice for very many users to fail that
> expectation. I for one do. I'm used to seeing "Warning: package<x>  was
> build using<the latest R>" when installing from CRAN. But if the package
> states "Depends (R>= 2.12.0)", for example, then I assume it's ok to use
> it in R 2.14.1, for instance. As long as it passes its test suite in the
> version of R I'm using, that's the main thing. Is that wrong?

It usually works.  But when it doesn't, the choices are

- update the R.
- install from the sources.

That Depends line is about source installs.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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