[R] Installing manual package problem
ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Sat Aug 9 17:47:21 CEST 2014
On 09.08.2014 17:40, James Holland wrote:
> Thank you all, I didn't know about the install_github function.
> Sorry, forgot to switch to plain text
> On Sat, Aug 9, 2014 at 10:11 AM, Ista Zahn <istazahn at gmail.com> wrote:
>> If you just want to install the package from github, the easy way is to
>> first install the devtools package and use the install_github function.
Reason why your former approach did not work:
This is a source package, you need to install source packages via
or from the command line via
R CMD INSTALL package_version.tar.gz
See the R Installation and Administration manual for details.
To build a proper .tar.gz file, do use
R CMD build directory_name
from the command line.
>> On Aug 8, 2014 4:21 PM, "James Holland" <holland.aggie at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Running R 3.03 on Windows 7
>>> I am trying to install a package from a github repository.
>>> I downloaded the repository as a zip file, extracted it to get the
>>> folder and re-zipped it with 7-zip.
>>> I then ran
>>> #-----------------Start code-------------------#
>>> install.packages("C:/Users/jholland/Downloads/glassbox.zip", repos=NULL,
>>> The output message said
>>> Installing package into ‘C:/Users/jholland/Documents/R/win-library/3.0’
>>> (as ‘lib’ is unspecified)
>>> Error in library(glassbox) : ‘glassbox’ is not a valid installed package
>>> I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. When I look in the R library folder
>>> (...R/win-library/3.0) I see the glassbox folder there.
>>> I'm new to using packages not from the CRAN list so I'm trying to learn
>>> fast. I tried some searching and this seems to be what I'm suppossed to
>>> do, but perhaps I need to use dev mode ?
>>> Thank you for the help.
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