[R] install.packages (newbie?) error
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Aug 4 11:32:33 CEST 2003
If you are using the Carbon version of R (there are *two* ports for MacOS
X) then install.packages() is not included. (Where have you been reading
about it: under documentation for a different port?)
You need to get akima.sit from the /bin/macos/contrib area on CRAN.
On Sat, 2 Aug 2003, Åsa Byström wrote:
> I recently installed R 1.7.1 on Mac OS 10.2.6, and I now need to
> install the akima package. When I use install.packages(akima) or any
> variation of that command, I get the following message:
> Error: couldn't find function "install.packages"
> (I haven't had any problems with other commands so far, so I don't
> think there's a problem with the R installation. I also threw the whole
> thing out and re-installed R from scratch, but that didn't help.)
> I then tried simply downloading, unstuffing, and dragging the package
What do you mean by `the package'? The sources, akima*.tar.gz or the
MacOS binary akima.sit?
> to my library folder. But then, when I tried library(akima), another
> error message said the package wasn't properly installed.
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