[R] Strange package installation error

Juliet Hannah juliet.hannah at gmail.com
Sat Aug 22 04:27:05 CEST 2009

Hi Janet,

Were you able to install the package? I just installed it without
problems. I don't
think there should be any issues installing it. If it has not worked
yet, make sure your
R is updated, and if it is, maybe reinstall it.



On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 8:43 PM, Janet
Rosenbaum<janet.rosenbaum at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi.  I'm trying to install a new package.  I'm a relatively long-time
> (though not advanced) R user and have never seen this error before.
> For the first example, I tried a few different CRAN mirrors.  In the
> second example, the file does exist; I downloaded it from the CRAN
> website for the package and pasted in the name exactly a few different
> times to make sure it was right.
>> install.packages("DiagnosisMed")
> Warning message:
> package ‘DiagnosisMed’ is not available
>> install.packages("/Users/janet/Desktop/Camino-downloads/DiagnosisMed_0.2.2.1.tar.gz")
> Warning message:
> package ‘/Users/janet/Desktop/Camino-downloads/DiagnosisMed_0.2.2.1.tar.gz’
> is not available
> Permissions:
> [Macintosh:~/Desktop/Camino downloads] janet% ls -l DiagnosisMed_0.2.2.1.tar.gz
> -rwxr-xr-x@ 1 janet  janet  42731 Aug 17 17:31 DiagnosisMed_0.2.2.1.tar.gz
> Any ideas?
> Thanks for your help.
> Janet
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> Janet Rosenbaum, Ph.D., A.M.
> Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
> janet at post.harvard.edu
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