[R] unable to download library

Bert Gunter bgunter.4567 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 16 22:53:58 CET 2015

Try another repository.

I also recently had problems with downloading from Berkeley using
secure downloads (https: ) . Switching repositories fixed it for me.

Disclaimer: I know next to nothing about internet protocols; so if my
suggestion doesn't help, don't ask me why not. I won't have a clue.


Bert Gunter

"The trouble with having an open mind is that people keep coming along
and sticking things into it."
-- Opus (aka Berkeley Breathed in his "Bloom County" comic strip )

On Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 10:29 AM, John Karon <sierrastew at mindspring.com> wrote:
> I am trying to download the “Formula” library using install.packages(“Formula”); I have had no problem downloading other libraries recently.  I receive the error message
> Warning: unable to access index for repository https://cran.cnr.Berkeley.edu/bin/windows/contrib/3.2
> Warning message:
> package ‘Formula’ is not available (for R version 3.2.2)
> I receive the same message adding lib=<path> to the install.packages call.  An internet search suggests using download.file(), but that requires knowing the url of the file in the repository.
> Can someone tell me the url (just add Formula to the url above?) or suggest another solution?  Thanks.
> John Karon
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