Re: [R] Error in installing packages

From: Richard Pearson <richard.pearson_at_postgrad.manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 15:15:37 +0100

Lazarus

I'm not sure your first problem is actually a problem - it looks to me like the epicalc package installed OK. Have you tried using epicalc?

I'm sure your problem 2 is not an R problem, so don't know whether you'll get any help on this list.

Best wishes

Richard.

Lazarus Mramba wrote:
> Dear R Users;
>
> I am an R user who has recently bought a new laptop;Toshiba Satellite
> U405 running on both Windows Vista and Ubuntu.
>
> I have problems on the wondows vista when installing packages. The
> argument 'lib' is missing. How do i solve this problem?
>
>
> Illustration:
>

>> install.packages("epicalc")

> Warning in install.packages("epicalc") :
> argument 'lib' is missing: using
> 'C:\Users\lazurus\Documents/R/win-library/2.7'
>
> --- Please select a CRAN mirror for use in this session ---
> trying URL
> 'http://cran.za.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.7/epicalc_2.7.1.2.zip'
> Content type 'application/zip' length 629215 bytes (614 Kb)
> opened URL
> downloaded 614 Kb
>
> package 'epicalc' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked
>
> The downloaded packages are in
>
> C:\Users\lazurus\AppData\Local\Temp\RtmpMrOxin\downloaded_packages
> updating HTML package descriptions
>
> ## problem 2 is about downloading R without internet connection
> I have failed to get internet working under ubuntu for both wireless
> LAN and Ethernet cable and therefore i cannot download R from the net.
> Both wireless and ethernet are not detected at all leave alone
> connecting to the internet. I am using Atheros AR5007EG wireless network
> adapter, Marvel Yukon 88E8040T PCI-E Fat Ethernrt Controller.
> Internet works fine under the windows Vista system but not on the
> Ubuntu side
> Anyhelp will be appreciated.
>
>
>
> Kind regards,
> Lazarus Mramba
> Junior Statistician
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