Re: [R] Installing a Package tar.gz in windows

From: Luis Felipe Parra <felipe.parra_at_quantil.com.co>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 06:41:48 +0800

Duncan I have been trying to work out the solution you gave me but I haven't really got to sort it out. I tried first the option with install packages and got this:

> filename <- file.choose()
> filename
[1] "C:\\Users\\Hp\\Documents\\R\\win-library\\2.12\\Rsymphony_0.1-12.tar.gz
> install.packages(filename, type="source", repos=NULL)
Installing package(s) into ‘C:\Users\Hp\Documents/R/win-library/2.12’ (as ‘lib’ is unspecified)
* installing *source* package 'Rsymphony' ... ERROR: configuration failed for package 'Rsymphony' * removing 'C:/Users/Hp/Documents/R/win-library/2.12/Rsymphony' Mensajes de aviso perdidos
1: running command 'C:\PROGRA~1\R\R-212~1.2/bin/i386/R CMD INSTALL -l "C:\Users\Hp\Documents/R/win-library/2.12" "C:/Users/Hp/Documents/R/win-library/2.12/Rsymphony_0.1-12.tar.gz"' had status 1
2: In install.packages(filename, type = "source", repos = NULL) :   installation of package
'C:/Users/Hp/Documents/R/win-library/2.12/Rsymphony_0.1-12.tar.gz' had non-zero exit status
"
>

Then about the CMD window I also tried to use it but I cannot get it to recognize the command for me. It always tells me "R" it is an unrecognized command. I am new to all this about tar.gz files and running commands directly in the CMD windowf, so could you please be more specific with me. Thank you

Felipe Parra

On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 8:47 PM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com>wrote:

> On 28/03/2011 8:04 AM, Luis Felipe Parra wrote:
>
>> Thanks Duncan, I already installed Rtools but I don't know well how to
>> sort
>> it out. I tried the command you gave me and got the following error:
>>
>> > install.packages("fPortfolioSolver.tar.gz", type="source", repos=NULL)
>> Installing package(s) into ‘C:\Users\Hp\Documents/R/win-library/2.12’
>> (as ‘lib’ is unspecified)
>> Aviso: invalid package 'fPortfolioSolver.tar.gz'
>> Error: ERROR: no packages specified
>> Mensajes de aviso perdidos
>> 1: running command 'C:\PROGRA~1\R\R-212~1.2/bin/i386/R CMD INSTALL -l
>> "C:\Users\Hp\Documents/R/win-library/2.12" "fPortfolioSolver.tar.gz"'
>> had
>> status 1
>> 2: In install.packages("fPortfolioSolver.tar.gz", type = "source", :
>> installation of package 'fPortfolioSolver.tar.gz' had non-zero exit
>> status
>> >
>>
>> Do you know what might be going on or where I can find a manual of how to
>> use Rtools? Thank you
>>
>
> The likely problem is that you didn't give the full path to the tar.gz
> file. If it is not in the working directory, that install.packages command
> will fail.
>
> An easy way to get the path is to use
>
> filename <- file.choose()
>
> which brings up a Windows dialog; go search for the file, and its name will
> be saved in the filename variable. Then use
> install.packages(filename, type="source", repos=NULL).
>
> Duncan Murdoch
>
>
> Felipe Parra
>> On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 7:52 PM, Duncan Murdoch<murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com
>> >wrote:
>>
>> > On 28/03/2011 7:30 AM, Luis Felipe Parra wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hello I have downloaded the fPortfolioSolver package from R-forge but
>> I
>> >> have
>> >> not been able to install it. I don't know exactly where I should place
>> the
>> >> file and which commands to give R. Could somebody please help me with
>> >> this.
>> >> Thank you
>> >>
>> >
>> > A .tar.gz file contains the source for the package, so you need to
>> process
>> > it into a binary format to install it. For simple packages you can do
>> this
>> > in recent versions of R using
>> >
>> > install.packages("fPortfolioSolver.tar.gz", type="source", repos=NULL)
>> >
>> > but if it contains compiled code, you'll probably need to install tools
>> > first. See the R Installation and Administration Manual for full
>> details;
>> > the tools are downloadable from<
>> http://www.murdoch-sutherland.com/Rtools>.
>> > Once the tools are properly installed, the above line should work.
>> >
>> > The other way to do it is from a CMD window (not in R), running
>> >
>> > R CMD INSTALL fPortfolioSolver.tar.gz
>> >
>> > This is equivalent to the R command above, but is sometimes easier to
>> set
>> > up, because you can easily modify your PATH variable in the CMD window.
>> >
>> > Duncan
>> >
>>
>>
>>
>>
>

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