[R] Installation

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Feb 12 21:33:52 CET 2001

On Mon, 12 Feb 2001, Graham Smith wrote:

> I seem to have some problems installing the latest R-Windows.
> How do you know when the installer has completed its actions. On each
> occasion I tried to install, the installer has just stopped, but with
> no message saying "install complete" or something similar.

It says `installed' if complete.

> Although, I have R installed and some it seems to work The graphics
> demo doesn't do anything, though other demos seem to work and help()
> says it cannot find the file.
> In the latter instance the zipped Rhelp file seems corrupt and I have
> now downloaded this three times, but on each occasion it has remained
> unopenable.
> However, as the installer hasn't actually conformed that the install is
> complete, I am not sure whether I have a faulty install, or whether it
> is something else.
> Can anyone give me a hand.

I have no idea: works for me. Try unzipping manually.
Turn off any virus checking you may have in place (the most likely

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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