[R] Dep setting for install of packages...

Brian Lunergan ff809 at ncf.ca
Sun Oct 19 02:30:54 CEST 2008

Evening again folks:

Bear with me while crow is consumed. I had asserted that 2.7.2 had dep = NA 
while prior installations had it turned on. Incorrect on my part. Dumped 
that version and stepped back two iterations to 2.7.0. Tried it with that 
one and the setting is indeed off for installing by menu. My apologies for 
the lack of information in my original post and for what has clearly turned 
out to be a misconception on my part.

My question now... Is there a modification I can make to turn dep back on 
when using the menu without recompiling, or is install.packages() the only 
way to install and have the program chase the needed dependencies for a 

BTW, here is a more detailed look at the current run with 2.7.0.

R version 2.7.0 (2008-04-22)


attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] tools_2.7.0

OS is Windows XP SP2

Chose Ontario, Canada using Packages>Set CRAN mirror

Chose ctv using Packages>Install package(s). ctv was all that was pulled in.

Retried using install.packages("ctv", dep = TRUE) at the prompt and pulled 
in XML and ctv.


Brian Lunergan
Nepean, Ontario


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