[R] Installing binaries from R-Forge

Downey, Patrick PDowney at urban.org
Wed Nov 9 15:15:37 CET 2011

Hi Uwe,

Thanks for your response. I tried your suggestion and got the following
error message:
> install.packages("splm",
Warning message:
In getDependencies(pkgs, dependencies, available, lib) :
  package 'splm' is not available

I have downloaded the "Package source (.tar.gz)" at the link below, and it
is not an empty file. Not sure what this problem means or what I can do
about it.


-----Original Message-----
From: Uwe Ligges [mailto:ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 9:10 AM
To: Downey, Patrick
Cc: r-help at r-project.org
Subject: Re: [R] Installing binaries from R-Forge

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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