[R] installation problem

Michael Bibo michael_bibo at health.qld.gov.au
Wed Sep 16 14:06:33 CEST 2009

cls59 <chuck <at> sharpsteen.net> writes:

> wesley mathew wrote:
> > 
> > Hello All
> > 
> > I have some problem for installing  XML_2.6-0.tar . I am working in widows
> > and R version is  R-2.9.1
> > 
> > 
> Unfortunately, I think there are some problems with CRAN being able to build
> the XML package for Windows, at least the page:
> http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/XML/index.html
> Lists it as unavailable. However, I know I have installed it on a Windows
> machine at the university using install.packages()-- R may be set up to pull
> from some additional repository there. I'll check the next time I'm in the
> lab.
> -Charlie

As Charlie notes, the CRAN page lists the Windows version as unavailable, but
links to a README file which details:

<<The packages
  BRugs, ncdf, RCurl, RDieHarder, RNetCDF, udunits, and XML
do not build out of the box or are special in other circumstances.
Nevertheless these are available at
kindly provided by Professor Brian D. Ripley.>>

Thus you can download the Windows zip file from there, and install it using the
"install package(s) from local zip files..." menu option.

Michael Bibo
Queensland Health

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