[R] cannot find package colbycol in R 3.2.0

Ye Lin yelin at lbl.gov
Tue Apr 21 19:21:53 CEST 2015

Thanks! The package still cannot be installed and I've found an alternative
way which is using package "limma"

On Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 10:20 AM, Marc Schwartz <marc_schwartz at me.com>

> > 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:
>   http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/colbycol/index.html
> 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:
>   http://cran.r-project.org/web/views/HighPerformanceComputing.html
> Regards,
> Marc Schwartz

Ye Lin
Sr. Research Associate
Energy Efficiency Standards Group
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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