[R] Installation of R in Windows

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Jul 3 07:51:17 CEST 2004

On Fri, 2 Jul 2004, John Doe wrote:

> I tried to install R (V 1.9.1) on an XP Home Edition box with loads of
> disk space and 256 MB of RAM.  During installation, I get messages
> stating that some files are corrupted.  I used two copies of the install
> exe downloaded from different sites and still get the same messages at
> the same spots in the install.  What do I need to do to get around this?

Sort out the local problem with your downloading.  It may be your client,
so could you perhaps try a different browser, or ftp in binary mode?

> I ran md5sum on the downloaded exe file:
> C:\WINDOWS\Temp>md5sum rw1091.exe
> c45bbe46e9a9bc1c0995e896f3bd4537 *rw1091.exe
> This seems to be different from what is shown at
> http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/base/md5sum.txt:
> 2e92742add3194fc22ada0cd2634ac61 *rw1091.exe
> What's going on?

Something in your downloading is corrupting the file: that's the purpose
of md5sums (and the copy I just downloaded has the stated checksum).  Is
the size correct?  (21688072 bytes.)  If not, you may be running out of
some resource (temp space, for example) during the download.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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