[R] Rinst.exe question
andy_liaw at merck.com
Wed Mar 1 14:04:46 CET 2000
I think I know why Rwinst.exe doesn't list all packages on my machine. It
must have kept a list of known package names internally and check for file
names that match those package names.
For whatever reason, when I down loaded the packages via my Netscape
browser, most (but not all) file names have their first letter capitalized.
Thus "gss.zip" becomes "Gss.zip", for example. And it's files like these
that are not listed by Rwinst.exe.
Since I downloaded all packages the same way at the same time, I have no
idea why the file names got converted, or why it only happened to some but
not all files.
Somewhat related: Has anyone noticed? Win98/NT has this very annoying
"feature" of ignoring cases users typed for a file name. In Windows
Explorer, if I ask for a new folder and type "TEMP", it becomes "Temp".
However, if I type "temp", it stays "temp". I wonder if my problem with
Rwinst.exe is somehow related to this.
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> From: Peter Dalgaard BSA[SMTP:p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk]
> Sent: Monday, February 28, 2000 10:01 AM
> To: Liaw, Andy
> Cc: 'Peter Dalgaard BSA'; 'r-help'
> Subject: Re: [R] Rinst.exe question
> "Liaw, Andy" <andy_liaw at merck.com> writes:
> > Sure the window scrolls, but it does *not* list all packages I have in
> > same directory. (It's flat out obvious because I downloaded just about
> > the packages in the contrib section, yet it only lists about 4 or 5 of
> > them.) I've checked this several times. Same thing on a Win98 machine.
> Doesn't happen here, I just tried with all 50+ of 'em on a W98. They
> all have the proper .zip suffix and downloaded OK? (but how else could
> winzip work with them?) The source directory is correct too?
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