Re: [R] Installing packages...

From: Ken Beath <kjbeath_at_kjbeath.com.au>
Date: Tue 23 Jan 2007 - 22:09:04 GMT

On 24/01/2007, at 7:09 AM, NŘzhet Dalfes wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I am a total newbie to R. I am using R (2.4.1) on Mac OS X 10.4.8 and
> trying to install some packages using GUI Packages & Data/Package
> Installer
> interface...
>
> Every time I get:
>
> trying URL
> 'http://umfragen.sowi.uni-mainz.de/CRAN/bin/macosx/universal/
> contrib/2.4/neural_1.4.1.tgz'
> Content type 'application/x-tar' length 18920 bytes
> opened URL
> ==================================================
> downloaded 18Kb
>
> Error in gzfile(file, "r") : unable to open connection
> In addition: Warning message:
> cannot open compressed file 'neural/DESCRIPTION'
>>
>
> What am I doing wrong?
>
> Any help will be much appreciated.
>
> NŘzhet Dalfes
>
> Istanbul Tech. Univ.

This looks like a permissions problem, possibly your account doesn't have Administrator privileges. Try selecting "At User level" for the Install Location in the install packages dialog.

There is a special mailling list for mac problems, at https:// stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-sig-mac which may provide a better answer.

Ken



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