[R] Installing quantstrat

Ira Fuchs irafuchs at gmail.com
Tue Nov 26 18:55:30 CET 2013

Thanks. Since quantstrat showed a Last change date of only 6 days ago and a Build status of "Current", I blithely assumed that the command that is shown for installing it would work:

install.packages("quantstrat", repos="http://R-Forge.R-project.org")
Installing package into ‘/Users/ihf/Library/R/3.0/library’
(as ‘lib’ is unspecified)
Warning: unable to access index for repository http://R-Forge.R-project.org/bin/macosx/contrib/3.0

   package ‘quantstrat’ is available as a source package but not as a binary

Warning message:
package ‘quantstrat’ is not available (for R version 3.0.1) 

Based on the posting you referred to on stackoverflow, I need to download the SVN version and then see if I can build it. Although, I presume that if it were that simple, why would the version crated a week ago not work?

On Nov 26, 2013, at 12:41 PM, Joshua Ulrich wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 11:34 AM, Ira Fuchs <irafuchs at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I would like to try to run the quantstrat package (located here: https://r-forge.r-project.org/R/?group_id=316). However, if I try to load quantstrat, I get a warning that it is not available for R v3.0.1, so perhaps that is the end of it.
>> Does anyone know if it is possible to run quantstrat with the current version of R?
> Yep, see here: http://stackoverflow.com/q/11105131/271616
> Best,
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