[R] Error in installing packages

Lazarus Mramba LMramba at kilifi.kemri-wellcome.org
Tue Jul 22 15:02:40 CEST 2008

Dear R Users;

I am an R user who has recently bought a new laptop;Toshiba Satellite
U405 running on both Windows Vista and Ubuntu.

I have problems on the wondows vista when installing packages. The
argument 'lib' is missing.  How do i solve this problem?


> install.packages("epicalc")
Warning in install.packages("epicalc") :
  argument 'lib' is missing: using

--- Please select a CRAN mirror for use in this session ---
trying URL
Content type 'application/zip' length 629215 bytes (614 Kb)
opened URL
downloaded 614 Kb

package 'epicalc' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked

The downloaded packages are in
updating HTML package descriptions

## problem 2 is about downloading R without internet connection
I have failed to get internet working under ubuntu for both wireless 
LAN and Ethernet cable and therefore i cannot download R from the net.
Both wireless and ethernet are not detected at all leave alone
connecting to the internet. I am using Atheros AR5007EG wireless network
adapter, Marvel Yukon 88E8040T PCI-E Fat Ethernrt Controller.
Internet works fine under the windows Vista system but not on the
Ubuntu side
Anyhelp will be appreciated.

Kind regards,
Lazarus Mramba
Junior Statistician
P.O Box 986, 80108,
Kilifi, Kenya
Mobile No. +254721292370
Tel: +254 41 522063
Tel: +254 41 522390
(office extension : 419)

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