[R] cannot find package colbycol in R 3.2.0

Marc Schwartz marc_schwartz at me.com
Tue Apr 21 19:20:22 CEST 2015

> On Apr 21, 2015, at 12:01 PM, Ye Lin <yelin at lbl.gov> wrote:
> Hi All, after installing the new version of R (3.2.0), I cannot find
> package "colbycol", is there anyway to use it with the new version?
> I want to use function cbc.read.table, which is in package "colbycol". If
> this package is no longer available in the new version, is there anyway
> around it?
> Thanks!

It would appear that the package was archived last year due to a failure to abide by CRAN policies with respect to Java sources:


There are older versions of the package source tarballs in the linked archive that may or may not work. It looks like the package has not been updated in over a year, so there may be associated issues and you may be better off contacting the package maintainer (http://colbycol.r-forge.r-project.org) to see where they stand on package updates. 

Presumably the CRAN maintainers have already attempted that without success or without a commitment to keep the package compliant with CRAN policies, hence the archiving.

You might want to look at the HPC CRAN task view to see if there are any alternatives that would work for you:



Marc Schwartz

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