Re: [R] Can one get a list of recommended packages?

From: Tal Galili <tal.galili_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2010 17:31:58 +0300

Hello David,

I am not sure I understood your question.

Are you asking what are the packages that the R release comes with? Or are you asking what recommended packages one should have when installing R? (There is a good list to start with
here<http://stackoverflow.com/questions/54763/what-r-package-do-you-use-most> )

Also, are you asking how to not need to install new packages when upgrading R?
(For that, you can have a look at a post I wrote on an alternative way for upgrading R on windows<http://www.r-statistics.com/2010/04/changing-your-r-upgrading-strategy-and-the-r-code-to-do-it-on-windows/>, which might give relevant ideas for your case as well)

Best,
Tal

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On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 4:37 PM, Dr. David Kirkby <david.kirkby_at_onetel.net>wrote:

> R 2.10.1 is used in the Sage maths project. Several recommended packages
> (Matrix, class, mgcv, nnet, rpart, spatial, and survival) are failing to
> build on Solaris 10 (SPARC).
>
> We would like to be able to get a list of the recommended packages for R
> 2.10.1, but ideally via a call to R, so it is not necessary to update that
> list every time a new version of R is released. We do not want to access the
> Internet to get this information.

>
> Is there a way in R to list the recommended packages?

>
> Better still, is there a way to list the recommended packages which have
> not been installed, so getting a list of any failures?

>
> Dave
>
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