Re: [R] Help load a package into R

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 11:28:16 +0100 (BST)

There is a 'kinship' package on CRAN, with DESCRIPTION file

Package: kinship
Version: 1.1.0-19
Date: 2008-2-19
Title: mixed-effects Cox models, sparse matrices, and modeling data from large pedigrees
Author: Beth Atkinson (atkinson_at_mayo.edu) for pedigree

         functions. Terry Therneau (therneau_at_mayo.edu) for all other functions.
Maintainer: Jing hua Zhao <jinghua.zhao_at_mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk>

Looks like the same package to me, and does have a Windows binary on CRAN.

On Fri, 11 Apr 2008, Paul Hiemstra wrote:

> Rasanga Ruwanthi wrote:
>> Dear R List,
>>
>> I want to download kinship_1.2_S.tar.gz in
http://mayoresearch.mayo.edu/mayo/research/biostat/splusfunctions.cfm
>> to R. Once save this file to C:\, how I could load into R? I am working in Windows XP. Usually what I do is, I go to "packages" and then "install packages from local zip files". This procedure fails for .tar.gz files. Can someone help here please....
>>
>> Thanks very much.
>> Ruwanthi
>>
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> Hi Ruwanthi,
>
> From the website of the Mayo Clinic:
>
> """Although we realize that some will not have the expertise or perhaps
> the software to do the compilation, particularly on Windows systems, we
> do not have the time or the necessary equipment to provide binary
> versions."""
>
> A .zip file in windows xp is a binary version where all the C-code has
> already been compiled, .tar.gz files contain uncompiled code. To build
> packages under windows the following link is a good start:
>
> http://www.murdoch-sutherland.com/Rtools/
>
> hope this helps,
> Paul
>
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