[R] Installing quantstrat

Ira Fuchs irafuchs at gmail.com
Tue Nov 26 19:30:45 CET 2013

Thanks for your help! I got quantstrat working after building it along with the FinancialInstrument and blotter packages (as well as foreach).


On Nov 26, 2013, at 12:59 PM, Joshua Ulrich wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 11:55 AM, Ira Fuchs <irafuchs at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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?
> I don't know; that's a question for the R-Forge maintainers.  It looks
> like they're building with 3.0.2, but I'm not sure that matters.  The
> easiest thing to do it just check out the source and build it
> yourself.
>> 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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