[R] help installing packages

Thomas Lumley thomas at biostat.washington.edu
Tue Nov 21 23:40:51 CET 2000

On Tue, 21 Nov 2000, Rose Amanda Hoberman wrote:

> I was trying to install a package but received this error message:
> >R INSTALL KernSmooth_2.22-3.tar.gz 
> Installing package `KernSmooth' ...
>  libs
> g77   -fPIC  -O2 -m486 -fno-strength-reduce -g -c blkest.f -o blkest.o
> make: g77: Command not found
> make: *** [blkest.o] Error 127
> Must I have a fortran compiler to install R packages?

Yes, if the package uses fortran. This one does, but many others don't.


Thomas Lumley
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics
University of Washington, Seattle

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