[R] Basic help needed

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Thu Jul 10 03:55:25 CEST 2008

Right click the R icon and choose Run As Administrator and then
install the package.  This is only needed for package installation
if you don't have have a local library in your home tree
and also is not needed for just everyday running of R.

On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 9:15 PM, Luciano La Sala
<luciano_la_sala at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> New user here. I have R 2.7.1. installed, but don't have internet access in my PC. Therefore, I downloaded the ISwR package (Introductory Statistics with R) from CRAN and then moved it into my HD.
> I can't seem to install the local package under Windows Vista system. I've tried using the menú "packages" "install package(s) from local zip files...", as suggested elsewhere.
> My .zip file is: ISwR_2.0-2.zip, but after countless attempts it shows the following error:
>> utils:::menuInstallLocal()
> Warning in install.packages(choose.files("", filters = Filters[c("zip",  :
>  'lib = "C:/PROGRA~1/R/R-27~1.1/library"' is not writable
> package 'splancs' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked
> updating HTML package descriptions
> Warning message:
> In file.create(f.tg) :
>  cannot create file 'C:\PROGRA~1\R\R-27~1.1/doc/html/packages.html', reason 'Permission denied'
> I get similar outputs after trying to install different packages.
> Any help will be very wellcome!
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