[R] Installing binaries from R-Forge

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Wed Nov 9 15:10:19 CET 2011

The Windows binary seems not to be there. Since this is a development 
platform and there may be various reasons a binary does currently not 
exist, you could install the package from source,
just add the argument type="source"  in your call to install.packages().

How to prepare your environment to allow to install source packages is 
described in the R Installation and Administration manual.

Uwe Ligges

On 09.11.2011 13:39, Downey, Patrick wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm attempting to install the splm package from R-Forge.
> https://r-forge.r-project.org/R/?group_id=352
> The page says, "In order to successfully install the packages provided on
> R-Forge, you have to switch to the most recent version of R..." It later
> says "To install this package directly within R type:
> install.packages("splm", repos="http://R-Forge.R-project.org")".
> I just installed R-2.14 and I still get the following error message.
> Warning message:
> In getDependencies(pkgs, dependencies, available, lib) :
>    package 'splm' is not available (for R version 2.14.0)
> Can someone please help? I understand that there is relevant information in
> the posting guide, but I'm not a programmer and it's difficult for me to
> understand. I thought I've followed the advice from previous posts
> (notably, upgrade).
> Thank you,
> Mitch
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