[R] RCMD Beginner

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Feb 27 18:47:42 CET 2001

> From: "Tsumiyama Isao" <tsumi at leo.auric.ne.jp>
> Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 00:07:27 +0900
> Hi, R-users.
> I tried to install the 'RODBC' package by input
> C:\R>RCMD install RODBC_0_8-2_tar.tar
> , but I got the message
> 'Error: cannot change to directory 'RODBC_0_8-2_tar.tar' '
> and failed to install.

The file name on CRAN is RODBC_0.8-2.tar.gz, so I suspect Netscape or
something has mangled it.  If you can get it downloaded with that
name, this should work (and did for me a few hours ago, see below).

BTW, on Windows it is Rcmd, on Unix/Linux R CMD, so I found `RCMD' 
a bit confusing.

Alternatively, I rebuilt that package on Windows this morning, and it
is now available pre-compiled as a zip file at


Please use that in preference to a version on CRAN (it will get there
tomorrow), as the help will be in a better state (but older builds
do work).


Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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