[R] Issue while installing Hmisc package

Peter Langfelder peter.langfelder at gmail.com
Thu Jan 17 23:07:22 CET 2013

On Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 4:57 AM, vaseem shaikh <vsmakrm at gmail.com> wrote:

> But still, i am also trying to install the package by locally giving
> absolute path with repos= Null and type = "Source", will CRAN have any role
> to play here???

To compile a package on Windows, you need to install R tools (Rtools)
that contain the compilers and other software necessary for the
compilation. The error you saw with the installation from local
.tar.gz file indeed has nothing to do with CRAN but with the fact that
you are missing the tools. See
for details.

If you don't want to install the Windows toolset, you can go to the
Hmisc CRAN web page at
http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/Hmisc/index.html , download the
Windows binary and install that using repos = NULL (but not type =



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