Re: [R] Latest revision of lme4 requires 'Matrix' >= 0.995.2 but that version is not available on CRAN

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
Date: Sun 22 Jan 2006 - 02:28:50 EST

Søren Højsgaard wrote:

> We (Doug, Martin and I) are trying hard to debug an error in Matrix.
> Martin and Doug have ideas for a bugfix and I am checking right now.
>
> The latest version of Matrix that passed the checks was
> Matrix_0.995-1 which is still available from
> http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.2/last/
>
> The error was also present in Matrix_0.995-1, but in that case (and
> by chance) it did not cause a crash during the examples or tests
> (what happens for Matrix_0.995-2 under Windows).
>
> Uwe Ligges
>
>
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> Dear Uwe,
>
> Thats fine, but what puzzles me is that a new lme4-version can go on
> CRAN when it can not run under windows... ?

Yes, but implementing this would require an even higher computational effort to build and check Windows binary packages.

Since it looks like the Matrix problems are persisting, I will play back the "old" versions of both packages to CRAN shortly.

Uwe

> Anyway, that sort of things happen... I've now downloaded the
> previous version of lme4 as a tar.gz file - and that works. I wonder
> if it would be an idea to have a function rollback('pkg-name') for
> that sort of situations???
>
> Best regards
>
> Søren Højsgaard
>
>
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> Moreover, now that I have updated to the latest release of lme4, I
> wonder how to get get a version of lme4 that actually works with the
> version of Matrix which is currently available.
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