[R] how do I install add on packages?

Jeff D. Hamann jeff_hamann at hamanndonald.com
Tue Nov 13 04:57:16 CET 2001

I'm having some trouble installing the add on packages.

I would like to install the RMySQL_0.4-3.tar.gz add on package. I've
downloaded it and unzipped the package. The INSTALL file says

R CMD INSTALL [-l<alternate-dir>] RMySQL_<version>.tar.gz
does this mean in the R system enter the following?
> INSTALL -l /root/RMySQL_0.4-3.tar.gz    (?)
when I do this I get...
Error: couldn't find function "INSTALL"

so I them typed help.search("install")

and got


what's base? And why is the help.search() working when I log on as root. It
doesn't work when  I log on as a regular user. I'm using FreeBSD 4.4.


Jeff D. Hamann
Hamann, Donald and Associates
PO Box 1421
Corvallis, Oregon USA 97339-1421
Bus. 541-753-7333
Cell. 541-740-5988
jeff_hamann at hamanndonald.com

r-help mailing list -- Read http://www.ci.tuwien.ac.at/~hornik/R/R-FAQ.html
Send "info", "help", or "[un]subscribe"
(in the "body", not the subject !)  To: r-help-request at stat.math.ethz.ch

More information about the R-help mailing list