[R] Help with installing a .tar.gz package on windows

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Jul 11 07:57:24 CEST 2013

On 11/07/2013 01:22, David Winsemius wrote:
> On Jul 10, 2013, at 4:37 PM, Lucy Leigh wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have had a look at the manual but it makes no sense to me. I have
>> downloaded RTools, and the InnoSetup,
>> but I don't understand how to use these to install my package? Am I
>> meant to be writing commands
>> in R itself, or in these other things I've downloaded?
> Since you are clearly out of your league with respect to compiling from source, now is the time to ask (again), why are you not installing the binary package?
> At the R command line just type:
> install.packages("PReMiuM")  # should default to type="win.binary" and use a CRAN mirror

Or as she seems to want to use a later version than on CRAN, to ask 
again why she does not use winbuilder.

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