[R] Help with R package forecast

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Fri Mar 23 19:43:39 CET 2012

On 23.03.2012 13:47, jason wrote:
> When I type library() to see what is installed the following list in RED
> comes up.
> Packages in library '/home/jason/R/i686-pc-linux-gnu-library/2.13':
> abind                   Combine multi-dimensional arrays
> aplpack                 Another Plot PACKage: stem.leaf, bagplot,
>                          faces, spin3R, and some slider functions
> biglm                   bounded memory linear and generalized linear
>                          models
> DBI                     R Database Interface
> forensim                Statistical tools for the interpretation of
>                          forensic DNA mixtures
> leaps                   regression subset selection
> quadprog                Functions to solve Quadratic Programming
>                          Problems.
> RSQLite                 SQLite interface for R
> RUnit                   R Unit test framework
> tseries                 Time series analysis and computational finance
> zoo                     S3 Infrastructure for Regular and Irregular
>                          Time Series (Z's ordered observations)
> Packages in library '/usr/lib/R/site-library':
> abind                   Combine multi-dimensional arrays
> car                     Companion to Applied Regression
> chron                   Chronological objects which can handle dates
>                          and times
> colorspace              Color Space Manipulation
> effects                 Effect Displays for Linear, Generalized Linear,
>                          Multinomial-Logit, and Proportional-Odds Logit
>                          Models
> Hmisc                   Harrell Miscellaneous
> lmtest                  Testing Linear Regression Models
> multcomp                Simultaneous Inference in General Parametric
>                          Models
> mvtnorm                 Multivariate Normal and t Distributions
> Rcmdr                   R Commander
> relimp                  Relative Contribution of Effects in a
>                          Regression Model
> rgl                     3D visualization device system (OpenGL)
> rkward                  Provides some helper functions for the RKWard
>                          frontend
> rkwardtests             RKWard Plugin Test Suite Framework
> sandwich                Robust Covariance Matrix Estimators
> sm                      Smoothing methods for nonparametric regression
>                          and density estimation
> strucchange             Testing, Monitoring and Dating Structural
>                          Changes
> zoo                     S3 Infrastructure for Regular and Irregular
>                          Time Series (Z's ordered observations)
> Packages in library '/usr/lib/R/library':
> base                    The R Base Package
> boot                    Bootstrap Functions (originally by Angelo Canty
>                          for S)
> class                   Functions for Classification
> cluster                 Cluster Analysis Extended Rousseeuw et al.
> codetools               Code Analysis Tools for R
> compiler                The R Compiler Package
> datasets                The R Datasets Package
> foreign                 Read Data Stored by Minitab, S, SAS, SPSS,
>                          Stata, Systat, dBase, ...
> graphics                The R Graphics Package
> grDevices               The R Graphics Devices and Support for Colours
>                          and Fonts
> grid                    The Grid Graphics Package
> KernSmooth              Functions for kernel smoothing for Wand&  Jones
>                          (1995)
> lattice                 Lattice Graphics
> MASS                    Support Functions and Datasets for Venables and
>                          Ripley's MASS
> Matrix                  Sparse and Dense Matrix Classes and Methods
> methods                 Formal Methods and Classes
> mgcv                    GAMs with GCV/AIC/REML smoothness estimation
>                          and GAMMs by PQL
> nlme                    Linear and Nonlinear Mixed Effects Models
> nnet                    Feed-forward Neural Networks and Multinomial
>                          Log-Linear Models
> rpart                   Recursive Partitioning
> spatial                 Functions for Kriging and Point Pattern
>                          Analysis
> splines                 Regression Spline Functions and Classes
> stats                   The R Stats Package
> stats4                  Statistical Functions using S4 Classes
> survival                Survival analysis, including penalised
>                          likelihood.
> tcltk                   Tcl/Tk Interface
> tools                   Tools for Package Development
> utils                   The R Utils Package
> When I type install.packages(), select the mirror, the following list of
> packages appears but  the package FORECAST is not listed.... Please see
> attchament http://r.789695.n4.nabble.com/file/n4498680/08.png
> Any suggestions ?

Yes, see
and find the current forecast version depends on R >= 2.14.0 while yours 
is older. Hence it cannot be offered for you.

Hence upgrade to R-2.15.0 RC.

Uwe Ligges

> thanks in advance
> Jason
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