[R] Problem with downloading library(Rcmdr)

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Sun Nov 6 16:35:05 CET 2016

> On Nov 6, 2016, at 6:10 AM, Jeff Newmiller <jdnewmil at dcn.davis.ca.us> wrote:
> I am not aware of a "-1" option for R CMD INSTALL  [1]. Nor do I have a Macintosh.

It compiles from the MacGUI console using an ordinary call (no extra environment variables need be set) to install.packages, and then loads without error on my Mac running R 3.3.1 patched. (I do have a full set of tools and a current version of Rcpp, reference to which which showed up in the compiler messages.)  If I had been using the Unix command line I would have offer a full path to the *.tar.gz file and not used that "minus one" option.

The Imports line in the DESCRIPTION file:

Imports: MASS, quantreg, nlme, mgcv, stringr, magic, robustbase, Rcpp(>= 0.11.1)

> Do be prepared to keep reading the documentation once you get past this point, as the whole reason you are doing this is that the original maintainer chose to not fix whatever problems existed in that package, and I have never used that package. Those problems might be minor, or they might be extensive.
> [1] https://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/r-release/R-admin.html#Installing-packages
> -- 
> Sent from my phone. Please excuse my brevity.
> On November 6, 2016 5:17:12 AM PST, varin sacha <varinsacha at yahoo.fr> wrote:
>> Hi Jeff,
>> Many thanks for your reply.I know that R packages can be downloaded as
>> "tar.gz" file for Mac OS X from CRAN sources. I have found on Internet
>> that the command is the following :
>> R CMD INSTALL -1 rlme_0.4.tar.gz
>> When I run that command on my R console, I get an error as you can read
>> here below.
>> What am I doing wrong ?
>>> R CMD INSTALL -1 rlme_0.4.tar.gz
>> Erreur : unexpected symbol in "R CMD"
>> ----- Mail original -----
>> De : Jeff Newmiller <jdnewmil at dcn.davis.ca.us>
>> À : varin sacha <varinsacha at yahoo.fr>; varin sacha via R-help
>> <r-help at r-project.org>; David Winsemius <dwinsemius at comcast.net>
>> Cc : R-help Mailing List <r-help at r-project.org>
>> Envoyé le : Dimanche 6 novembre 2016 0h07
>> Objet : Re: [R] Problem with downloading library(Rcmdr)
>> Google is your friend... try searching for "CRAN rlme".
>> The bad thing about contributed packages is that sometimes the
>> maintainers stop maintaining their packages. The good thing is that the
>> source is still there so you can go fix it if you really need it. 

David Winsemius
Alameda, CA, USA

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