[R] installing a package from Archive

grazia at stat.columbia.edu grazia at stat.columbia.edu
Mon Oct 1 16:02:35 CEST 2012

On Mon, 1 Oct 2012, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
Thanks a lot.
Following your suggestions, I have done the following:

zercona:Downloads graziapittau$ R CMD INSTALL blme 0.01-4.tar.gz
Warning: invalid package ‘0.01-4.tar.gz’
* installing to library 
* installing *source* package ‘blme’ ...
** package ‘blme’ successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked
** libs
*** arch - i386
sh: make: command not found
ERROR: compilation failed for package ‘blme’
* removing 
* restoring previous 

Unfortunately, I still get an error message and from Rthe following:

Error in library(blme) : ‘blme’ is not a valid installed package

Where am I doing wrong?
Thanks a lot.

> 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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