[ESS] ESSR package for windows

Vitalie Spinu spinuvit at gmail.com
Fri Oct 4 04:43:51 CEST 2013

Thank you very much for reporting this.

I don't think R expects .zip. This is what docs says:

          If ‘repos = NULL’, a character vector of file paths of
          ‘.tar.gz’ files.  These can be source archives or binary
          package archive files (as created by ‘R CMD build --binary’).
          On a CRAN build of R for OS X these can be ‘.tgz’ files
          containing binary package archives.  Tilde-expansion will be
          done on the file paths.

Would you please try 

  install.packages('c:/drop/emacs/ess/etc/ESSR_1.0.tar.gz', repos=NULL)


 >>> Kevin Wright on Thu, 3 Oct 2013 12:18:28 -0500 wrote:

 > When I start R inside emacs, I see this:
 > install.packages('c:/drop/emacs/ess/etc/ESSR_1.0.tar.gz')
 > Installing package into 'c:/kw/R/win-library/3.0'
 > (as 'lib' is unspecified)
 > Warning message:
 > package 'c:/drop/emacs/ess/etc/ESSR_1.0.tar.gz' is not available (for R
 > version 3.0.1)
 R> library(ESSR)
 > Error in library(ESSR) : there is no package called 'ESSR'
 R> options(STERM='iESS', str.dendrogram.last="'", editor='emacsclient.exe',
 > show.error.locations=TRUE)

 > I'm on a windows machine, and R expects to find a "zip" binary package
 > instead of a "tar.gz" source package.

 > I can build this manually if needed...should I?  Or should the zip file be
 > bundled with ess?  Or should R just source the files in the ESSR/r/ folder?

 > Kevin

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