Re: [R] Problem installing local additional packages of Rcmdr (WinXP)

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.uni-dortmund.de>
Date: Fri 14 Jul 2006 - 04:47:20 EST

Kenneth Cabrera wrote:
> Hi R users:
>
> I download the .zip files and also PACKAGES and PACKAGES.gz files
> in a local directory, but when I call
>
> library(Rcmdr)
>
> It shows me a tcl/tk windows telling me to install the additional
> packages, the it takes me to another window where I must specify
> the path where the .zip files are located.
> I do it, but I obtain the following message:
>
> Loading required package: tcltk
> Loading Tcl/Tk interface ... done
> Loading required package: car
> Erro en gzfile(file, "r") : no fue posible abrir la conexión
>
> Versión del Rcmdr 1.1-7
>
>
> And the Rcmdr frame opens but without installing the additional
> packages. I am sure I download the required packages and the
> PACKAGES and PACKAGES.gz files.
>
> What am I doing wrong?

You do not need PACKAGES and PACKAGES.gz, but you should install all required packages (incuding package "car" - "Rcmdr" depends on it) correctly. Looks like your "car" installation is broken. Simply reinstall it.
This can be done using the Windows GUI or with install.packages(). How to install a local zip file is explained in ?install.packages. Be sure you have downloaded a binary version of the package for Windows for R-2.3.x.

Uwe Ligges

>
> If I make the same procedure with the internet conexion it
> works fine, but I need to install all the packages in computers
> without internet conexion.
>
> Thank you for your help.
>
> Kenneth
>
> $platform
> [1] "i386-pc-mingw32"
> $arch
> [1] "i386"
> $os
> [1] "mingw32"
> $system
> [1] "i386, mingw32"
> $status
> [1] ""
> $major
> [1] "2"
> $minor
> [1] "3.1"
> $year
> [1] "2006"
> $month
> [1] "06"
> $day
> [1] "01"
> $`svn rev`
> [1] "38247"
> $language
> [1] "R"
> $version.string
> [1] "Version 2.3.1 (2006-06-01)"
>
>
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>
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