[R] Error Downloading Matrix Package

From: Doran, Harold <HDoran_at_air.org>
Date: Sat 30 Jul 2005 - 01:44:35 EST


I'm trying to update my Matrix package given the update last night. But the following error is generated. I've tried restarting R and deleting my old Matrix package. Can anyone suggest how this might be resolved?

> install.packages('Matrix')

trying URL
'
http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/languages/R/CRAN/bin/windows/contrib/2.1/Mat rix_0.98-1.zip'
Content type 'application/zip' length 891288 bytes opened URL
downloaded 870Kb

package 'Matrix' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked Error: cannot remove prior installation of package 'Matrix'

> traceback()

4: stop(sprintf(gettext("cannot remove prior installation of package '%s'"),

       curPkg), domain = NA, call. = FALSE) 3: unpackPkg(foundpkgs[okp, 2], foundpkgs[okp, 1], lib, installWithVers) 2: .install.winbinary(pkgs = pkgs, lib = lib, contriburl = contriburl,

       method = method, available = available, destdir = destdir, 
       installWithVers = installWithVers, dependencies = dependencies)
1: install.packages("Matrix")

This is on a Windows XP machine for R 2.11

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