[R] installing package 'rqpd' (Regression quantiles for panel data) on windows

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Aug 1 15:50:06 CEST 2014

On 01/08/2014 14:31, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> On 01/08/2014 7:48 AM, Roy Sasson wrote:
>> hello R community,
>> i am trying to install rqpd package on windows, using the following
>> command:
>> install.packages("rqpd",repos="http://R-Forge.R-project.org")
>> however, i get the following message:
>> Warning: unable to access index for repository
>> http://R-Forge.R-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.15
>> Warning message:
>> package ‘rqpd’ is not available (for R version 2.15.1)
>> i have tried using different versions of R (newer and older), but with no
>> luck.
>> I have also checked out the following thread -
>> http://r.789695.n4.nabble.com/installing-package-rqpd-Regression-quantiles-for-panel-data-td4668594.html
>> but it is not so clear how this problem was resolved eventually.
>> would appreciate any assistance
> You don't say what platform you're working on. On Windows, there is no

Actually he did, but he did not give the 'an a minimum' information 
asked for in the posting guide.

> binary for rqpd, but you can get the source. This appears to be an
> R-forge bug, because it will build from source without error. You should
> report this to R-forge. In the meantime, use type="source" when you do
> the install. You shouldn't need any special tools to do this, since it's
> a pure R package, no compiled code.

Not an R-Forge bug as his R is too old: R-Forge only builds binary 
packages for current R.  As the posting guide asked, update R before 
posting ....

See also (as per the posting guide):


> Duncan Murdoch
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