[R] glpk package missing?
sbackues at umich.edu
Tue Oct 2 15:08:42 CEST 2012
I have a piece of code (from Xie et al. 2009 Autophagy 5:217) that runs
in R and requires the glpk package. A year or so ago, I was able to
download and install the glpk package directly from insider the R
program (for Windows), and everything worked fine. Now I have installed
R for Windows on a new computer, and I cannot find the glpk package on
the list of available packages on my local CRAN mirror.
I do see two packages labeled "Rglpk" and "glpkAPI", but as far as I can
understand these just interface with an outside version of glpk, which I
don't have. I also found an old link to R glpk in a Wikibooks page, but
it now says "Package ‘glpk’ was removed from the CRAN repository."
Is there a reason why the glpk package is no longer available? Can
anyone suggest the easiest workaround? I tried but failed to install an
outside version of glpk for windows. I am working on putting together a
protocol paper that includes the use of this code, so I need some option
that is simple enough that anyone can do it, without first needing to be
a computer expert.
Thanks in advance for your help.
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