[R] Dep setting for install of packages...
ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Sun Oct 19 04:13:27 CEST 2008
Your .libPaths() has a single component. The number
of characters in it is not relevant so it should be bringing
in the dependenies. Suggest you try this:
and try using the menu now and see what
On Sat, Oct 18, 2008 at 9:37 PM, Brian Lunergan <ff809 at ncf.ca> wrote:
> Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
>> dependencies = NA is only identical to dependencies = FALSE if
>> has multiple components. If it has a single component then its the
>> same as dependencies = c("Depends", "Imports"). Read the
>> dependencies= entry on the ?install.packages page. Also read
> Ok, ran .libPaths() and got:
>  "C:/R-2.7.0/library"
> That, as I understand the notes, is a valid path entry of > 1 character.
> What am I missing about this? I already know, using the install.packages
> example below, that explicitly stating dep = TRUE sends R off on a hunt for
> the dependencies of a particular package during installation. What I would
> like to know and understand is whether that is the only way to do so since
> dep = TRUE has been turned off for the Install package(s) menu option or is
> there a 'tweak' of the menu possible to turn the ability back on without
> having to recompile the whole blessed program??
>> On Sat, Oct 18, 2008 at 8:30 PM, Brian Lunergan <ff809 at ncf.ca> wrote:
>>> Evening again folks:
>>> Bear with me while crow is consumed. I had asserted that 2.7.2 had dep =
>>> 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
>>> the lack of information in my original post and for what has clearly
>>> 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
>>> 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:
>>>  stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
>>> loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
>>>  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
>>> Retried using install.packages("ctv", dep = TRUE) at the prompt and
>>> in XML and ctv.
> Brian Lunergan
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