[R] bayesm package not downloading via any mirror or repository

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Tue Dec 9 10:16:29 CET 2008

ekwaters wrote:
> I am a pretty new R user, I am running the latest linux version on xandros,
> updated with some extra debian packages, and I also run the latest windows
> version, but prefer linux.
> I am having trouble downloading "bayesm", it won't do it all from any of the
> sites on the web, I resorted to this one,
> http://packages.debian.org/unstable/math/r-cran-bayesm.

If you use install.packages() note that you are downloading a source 
package from a CRAN mirror rather than from some debian mirror.

Uwe Ligges

  and got slightly
> further, but I think it is still not recognising a mirror. THis is my error
> message:
>> install.packages("bayesm")
> Warning in install.packages("bayesm") : argument 'lib' is missing: using
> /usr/local/lib/R/site-library
> --- Please select a CRAN mirror for use in this session ---
> Loading Tcl/Tk interface ... done
> Warning in download.packages(unique(pkgs), destdir = tmpd, available =
> available,  :
>          no package 'bayesm' at the repositories
> The package is certainly there.
> It could be my version of linux, I know.
> All I want to do is sample from a dirichlet prior, so I want rdirichlet and
> ddirichlet commands basically. If anyone can help or suggest an alternate
> package that would be great.
> E

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