[R] Package "Design"

R. Michael Weylandt michael.weylandt at gmail.com
Mon Oct 22 15:13:57 CEST 2012

Design has been superceeded by rms -- give that a shot.


On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 10:51 AM, Joost Kremers
<joostkremers at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm planning to work through the book "Analyzing Linguistic Data" by
> R.H. Baayen, which is an introduction to R used for, well, what the
> title says. ;-) On the first page of the book, Baayen says that in order
> to work with the book, R needs to download and install a number of
> packages from CRAN.
> The problem is that one of these packages, "Design", has apparently been
> made obsolete since the book came out (2008) and replaced by the rms
> package. Trying to install it results in the warning "package ‘Design’
> is not available (for R version 2.15.1)".
> The Design package is still available in the CRAN archive at
> <http://cran.r-project.org/src/contrib/Archive/Design/>. I've tried
> installing it locally, but doing that results in "ERROR: dependency
> ‘Hmisc’ is not available for package ‘Design’". Note that Hmisc is one
> of the packages that *did* install correctly from CRAN.
> I'd appreciate any suggestions on how to proceed... Is there a way to
> get Design to install regardless of the dependency? (Since Hmisc is
> already installed.)
> Thanks,
> Joost
> --
> Joost Kremers
> Life has its moments
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