[R] Package "Design"

Joost Kremers joostkremers at fastmail.fm
Mon Oct 22 15:18:08 CEST 2012

On Mon, Oct 22 2012, R. Michael Weylandt <michael.weylandt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Design has been superceeded by rms -- give that a shot.

I know, but it doesn't look like it's a dorp-in replacement for Design,
so I suspect the code in the book won't work with it...


> 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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Joost Kremers
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