[R] installing a package from Archive

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 14:16:09 CEST 2012

On 01/10/2012 7:48 AM, grazia at stat.columbia.edu wrote:
> Dear all,
> I'm trying to install in R the package blme that has been removed from R
> cran but it is still in the Archive:
> http://cran.r-project.org/src/contrib/Archive/blme/
> I have a Mac OSX and I have been trying with the following command from
> the Shell:
> R CMD INSTALL --build
> http://cran.r-project.org/src/contrib/Archive/blme/blme_0.01-4.tar.gz
> getting the following answer:
> invalid package ‘0.01-4.tar.gz’
> Can somebody help me? Are there other ways?

You need a file, not a URL. So first download the file, then install it. 
(And you don't need the --build command line option.)

Duncan Murdoch

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