[R] problem installing R packages in Windows Vista

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Wed Dec 24 19:13:59 CET 2008

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On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 3:04 AM, norman Maiwashe <norman at arc.agric.za> wrote:
> ** High Priority **
> I have recently installed the R program in Windows Vista. However, I am experiencing problem installing some of the packages. Specifically, I wanted to install BRugs package running R as an administrator. I issued the following command in R and received the following error message.
>> install.packages("BRugs")
> Warning in install.packages("BRugs"):
>  argument 'lib' is missing: 'C\Users\norman\Documents/R/win-library/2.8'
> Warning: unable to access index for repository http://cran-za.r-project.org/bin/windows/contrib/2.8
> Warning: unable to access index for repository http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/RWin/bin/windows/contrib/2.8
> Warning message: package 'BRugs' is not available
> Your prompt response will be greatly appreciated.
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