[R] Cannot run install binary package on Windows 8

Jeff Newmiller jdnewmil at dcn.davis.CA.us
Sun Apr 12 00:04:12 CEST 2015

Did you use the library function to load it into memory? You may need to practise with some simpler tasks using base R before you get too frustrated with using a contributed package. The Introduction to R document that is provided with R is worth your time.
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On April 11, 2015 10:39:41 AM PDT, "Maciej Węgorkiewicz" <wegorkie at gmail.com> wrote:
>Hi all,
>I am just starting with R and cannot use "lmtest" package on Windows 8.
>This package contains dwtest function that I am interested in.
>I began with installing the core of R (with rgui) - version 3.1.3
>Then I installed lmtest package using GUI menu, but after success
>message I cannot run dwtest() getting message that the it cannot find
>the function.
>When I used installed.packages() function I saw lmtest on the list but
>there was "yes" under the "NeedsCompilation" column. Does it mean I
>need to compile the package in order to use it?
>I uninstalled lmtest and tried to put binary Windows version by
>downloading zip file from here:
>I took the file:
>downloaded it and tried to use the function of installing from local
>zip file.
>However the effect was the same: "NeedsCompilation" set to true,
>dwtest does not work.
>The package contains binary file for 64-bit (DLLs).
>What can I do in order to run this?
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