Re: [R] [R-pkgs] Reshape package: new version 0.5

From: Liaw, Andy <andy_liaw_at_merck.com>
Date: Sat 24 Sep 2005 - 00:05:23 EST


> From: Randall R Schulz
>
> Sundar,
>
> On Friday 23 September 2005 06:48, Sundar Dorai-Raj wrote:
> > Randall R Schulz wrote:
> > > Hadley,
> > >
> > > ...
> > >
> > > Perhaps I'm dense, but I cannot find the software at the URL you
> > > mention. There are links to a paper and a PDF slide presentation,
> > > but no R package.
> > >
> > > There is also a dangling link (<http://r-project.org/>) in the
> > > first sentence.
> >
> > Hi, Randall,
> >
> > The first section of the webpage says:
> >
> > <quote>
> > How to install
> >
> > install.packages("reshape")
> > </quote>
>
> Yes, of course I saw that.
>
>
> > Try the latter call at the R prompt.
>
> Huh? All the other packages I've installed, and there have
> been several,
> I've downloaded from CRAN and used:
>
> % R CMD INSTALL packageName.tar.gz
>
>
> How am I to do that when I don't have the package. Where is going to
> come from?

If you do not know about the R function that is shown to you in response to your question, wouldn't it help to check out its help page on your own first? By default install.packages() does the download _and_ the rest for you automagically so you don't need to do that in steps outside of R.  

> But now I see that there is a "reshape" package in CRAN.
>
> I figured (yes, assumed) that since no mention of CRAN was
> made at the
> author's Web page that this release was not distributed there.

There's a short lag between package upload and its showing up on CRAN, and possibly longer lag for that to show up on various mirror sites. If and when I announcement, I'd wait til I see it show up at least on the master site before posting, or ask the users to check for availability.

Andy  

>
> > HTH,
> >
> > --sundar
>
>
> Randall Schulz
>
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