[R] problem installing R packages in Windows Vista

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Dec 24 09:54:11 CET 2008

This is not a problem in R, but with Internet access from your system.
It is an FAQ, see

Another possibility is to download the file
and use the menu item to install from a local zip file.

On Wed, 24 Dec 2008, norman Maiwashe wrote:

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> I have recently installed the R program in Windows Vista. However, I am 
> experiencing problem installing some of the packages. Specifically, I 
> wanted to install BRugs package running R as an administrator. I issued 
> the following command in R and received the following error message.

I don't see an *error* message here.  (warning != error .)  It is warning 
you of a problem on your machine or, possibly, the system you are 

>> install.packages("BRugs")
> Warning in install.packages("BRugs"):
>  argument 'lib' is missing: 'C\Users\norman\Documents/R/win-library/2.8'
> Warning: unable to access index for repository http://cran-za.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.8
> Warning: unable to access index for repository http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/RWin/bin/windows/contrib/2.8
> Warning message: package 'BRugs' is not available
> Your prompt response will be greatly appreciated.
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