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I need instructions on how to install a binary package in R.

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  • $\begingroup$ If its an executable, it should be able to self-install. Did you try executing it? $\endgroup$ – Paul Jan 16 '12 at 21:41
  • $\begingroup$ Shouldn't a question like this be better posed to a mailing list for R users? $\endgroup$ – aeismail Jan 16 '12 at 21:58
  • $\begingroup$ Can you dish out more details? $\endgroup$ – Roman Luštrik Jan 16 '12 at 21:59
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    $\begingroup$ I've added a question on meta, along with my opinion, and I'd be interested to hear your (and the rest of the community's) opinions. $\endgroup$ – Geoff Oxberry Jan 17 '12 at 0:39
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    $\begingroup$ Detailed instructions for installing packages can be found on the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN) web site on this page. So far as I can tell, there is no such thing as an "executable R package"; there are binary R packages. I'm going to close the question for the time being as off-topic without migrating it; migration or reopening is an option in the future. $\endgroup$ – Geoff Oxberry Jan 17 '12 at 10:53
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Copied from a comment I made above during discussions about topicality:

Detailed instructions for installing packages can be found on the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN) web site on this page. So far as I can tell, there is no such thing as an "executable R package"; there are binary R packages.

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