[R] package Spcmdr

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Wed Sep 14 00:42:25 CEST 2005

Larry Layne wrote:
> Thank you very much for the quick response!
> As far as I know I did not install the Spcmdr explicitly. When I installed 
> R ver 2.1.1, I uninstalled the previous version of R and deleted the R 
> directory and all directories under R in C:\Program Files. (BTW, I am using 
> the windows binaries of R). In the R Console, if I click on the Packages 
> pull-down menu and select Load Packages..., Spcmdr does appear in the list 
> of packages. Selecting this I get an error that says there is no package 
> called 'Spcmdr'. Should I be directing my question to a windows mailing 
> list?

That sounds like you have a messed up your R_HOME/library directory. 
There's apparently a subdirectory called Spcmdr, with a file named 
DESCRIPTION in it, but it's not a correctly installed R package.  No 
idea how it would have got there.

Duncan Murdoch
> --On Tuesday, September 13, 2005 6:15 PM -0400 Duncan Murdoch 
> <murdoch at stats.uwo.ca> wrote:
>>Larry Layne wrote:
>>>In the R Console (ver 2.1.1) I typed the command help("ppinit") and
>>>received the error message:
>>>Error in help.search("ppinit") : could not find package 'Spcmdr'
>>That sounds like a local installation problem.  Perhaps you had a package
>>with that name installed at some point, and then deleted it, but didn't
>>update the indices?  It probably has nothing to do with ppinit.
>>Duncan Murdoch
>>>After typing library(spatial) I could get help on the ppinit function.
>>>However, I have tried in vain to find any information on the Spcmdr
>>>package. This has included searching the full R search site (Jonathan
>>>Baron  and U. Penn) and looking under the RGUI's and Rgeo pages.
>>>Does anyone know what the package 'Spcmdr' is and where I can find
>>>either  the package or documentation about it?
>>>Larry Layne
>>>ljlayne at unm.edu
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