[R] Installation of packages via GUI, Mac OS X

From: David Afshartous <dafshartous_at_med.miami.edu>
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 2008 16:37:30 -0400

All,

I'm running R v2.7.1 on Mac OS X. When I go to the R package installer GUI, I am not prompted to select a repository. The usual screen is there but the columns for package, installed version, and repository version are all populated via blank entries.

If I select "Get List" the error below occurs. The same thing occurs if I go form the command line via install.packages. Any suggestions much appreciated.

Cheers,
David

Error: subscript out of bounds
In addition: There were 50 or more warnings (use warnings() to see the first 50)
> warnings()

Warning messages:

1: In read.dcf(file = tmpf) ... : Line starting '<html> ...' is malformed!
2: In read.dcf(file = tmpf) ... : Line starting '<head> ...' is malformed!
3: In read.dcf(file = tmpf) ... :

  Line starting '<title>HostingZero.c ...' is malformed!


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