Re: [R] Windows-GUI: "Install Packages from local zip files" and dependencies

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 12:46:47 +0000 (GMT)

On Mon, 18 Feb 2008, Johannes Graumann wrote:

> Hi,
> When using the "Packages --> Install packages from local zip files" menu
> item in the windows-gui:
> 1) is that supposed to automatically pull in dependencies (in that case I
> have to fix something in my package).

No (and ?install.packages tells you so).

> 2) If that's not the default: is there a way to make it so?

No. There is no information available on dependencies unless you set up a local repository. If you want the benfits of a repository, just use a repository.

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

______________________________________________ mailing list
PLEASE do read the posting guide
and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
Received on Mon 18 Feb 2008 - 12:48:41 GMT

Archive maintained by Robert King, hosted by the discipline of statistics at the University of Newcastle, Australia.
Archive generated by hypermail 2.2.0, at Mon 18 Feb 2008 - 13:30:15 GMT.

Mailing list information is available at Please read the posting guide before posting to the list.

list of date sections of archive