[R] Installing packages from source code

From: <huan.huang_at_uk.bnpparibas.com>
Date: Fri 22 Apr 2005 - 03:21:43 EST


Hi everybody,

I have trouble in installing packages from source code by following Section

       5.1 in manual R-admin.pdf . I am using R 2.1.0 and Win NT.

Following the Windows toolset section in the manual, I download the tool

       set package from: http://www.murdoch-sutherland.com/Rtools/tools.zip
       and unzip under C:\tools

I also downloaded Perl (Windows Port) and installed it.

I downloaded source code of abind package (abind.1.1-0.tar.gz) to C:\, as

       an example.

  1. I tried to install abind package in Rgui by typing in: install.packages(repos=NULL, pkgs='c:/abind.1.1-0.tar.gz', type='source', lib = 'c:/program files/r/rw2010/library/') Warning message: installation of package 'c:/abind.1.1-0.tar.gz' had non-zero exit status in: install.packages(repos = NULL, pkgs = "c:/abind.1.1-0.tar.gz",
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  2. I then tried to install abind package in CMD: r cmd install -l "c:/progra~1/r/rw2010/library/" "c:/abind.1.1-0.tar.gz" ARGUMENT 'cmd' __ignored__

ARGUMENT 'install' __ignored__

WARNING: unknown option -l

ARGUMENT 'c:/progra~1/r/rw2010/library/'

ARGUMENT 'c:/abind.1.1-0.tar.gz' __ignor

R : Copyright 2004, The R Foundation for Version 2.0.1 (2004-11-15), ISBN 3-9000

R is free software and comes with ABSOLU You are welcome to redistribute it under Type 'license()' or 'licence()' for dist

R is a collaborative project with many c Type 'contributors()' for more informati 'citation()' on how to cite R or R packa

Type 'demo()' for some demos, 'help()' f 'help.start()' for a HTML browser interf Type 'q()' to quit R.

[Previously saved workspace restored]

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The purpose of installing package from source code is that I hope it can create those rds files in meta directory automatically. I wonder if I miss anything here. Can anyone help me out please? Thanks alot,
Huan

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