Re: [R] Design library installation problem

From: Frank E Harrell Jr <>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 07:12:17 -0500

Uwe Ligges wrote:

> Ian Watson wrote:

>> Dear Listers
>> I have tried to install Frank Harrell's two libaries: Hmisc and Design.
>> I found that Hmisc was listed in the list of packages from the Install
>> Packages command on the Packages menu, but Design was not. I installed
>> Hmisc from this list, and when I issued the library(Hmisc) command,
>> it loaded into memory correctly.
>> I then copied the Design file from the
>> site and used the Install
>> Packages from Local Zip file command.
>> I received no error messages and a visual inspection of the R\library
>> directory shows Design has been installed.
>> However, when I issued the library(Design) command I get the following
>> error message:
>> Error in library(Design) : 'Design' is not a valid package --
>> installed < 2.0.0?
>> I also notice, from a visual inspection of the R\library\Design\R
>> directory that there is only one file: design. In other directories,
>> eg. R\library\Hmisc\R there are usually 3 files:
>> Hmisc
>> Hmisc.rdx
>> Hmisc.rdb
>> I am new to R, and a bit lost. I have read the R-admin.pdf
>> documentation on packages but am still unsure how to proceed from here.
>> I would appreciate any advice, and any answers to the following
>> questions:
>> 1) is there a reason why Design is not listed in the Install Packages
>> list as Hmisc is?
> Yes. The current version does not pass the checks under Windows. Please 
> convince the maintainer to fix the package, and a binary will be made 
> available shortly.

Please note that this would be a lot easier if we did not get a segfault when running R CMD CHECK --- a segfault that does not happen with the example code is run outside of CMD CHECK. Charles Thomas Dupont is working hard on this.


Frank E Harrell Jr   Professor and Chair           School of Medicine
                      Department of Biostatistics   Vanderbilt University

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