[R] contriburl argument to install.packages
jfox at mcmaster.ca
Thu Jul 15 17:02:27 CEST 2004
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roger D. Peng [mailto:rpeng at jhsph.edu]
> Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2004 9:30 AM
> To: John Fox
> Cc: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [R] contriburl argument to install.packages
> Would this work for you?
> install.packages(pathtopackagezipfile, CRAN = NULL)
This doesn't work for me since it requires that one to include the version
part of the file name.
> Although, you can only do one at a time, I think.
> John Fox wrote:
> > Dear list members,
> > I can't figure out how to specify the contriburl argument to
> > install.packages() properly when the packages to be
> installed are in a
> > directory on my local machine. I have in mind a command
> something like
> > install.packages(missing.packages, contriburl=directory,
> > lib=.libPaths())
> > Where missing.packages is a character vector of package
> names (without
> > versions) and directory is the location where they reside (less
> > PACKAGES, I guess). I'm using R version 1.9.1 on a Windows
> XP machine.
> > Several variations on directory <- "file:c:/temp" don't
> seem to work.
> > Any help would be appreciated.
> > John
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