SPIDA 2010: Mixed Models with R: Installing spida and p3d packages

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Mixed Models with R in SPIDA 2010 uses two local R packages that are under development:

  1. spida package: mixed model tools -- in development
  2. p3d package: 3d data and model displays -- in development

For installation, follow the instructions below.

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Installation

From R-Forge

The 'spida' and 'p3d' packages are on R-Forge. To install both packages, first install 'car' and 'rgl' from CRAN as follows:

  > install.packages( c("car","rgl"))

Then install 'spida', and 'p3d' from R-Forge with

  > install.packages( c("spida","p3d"), repos = "http://R-Forge.R-project.org")

To use 'spida' or 'p3d' in a session, use the 'library' function:

  > library(spida)
  > library(p3d)

The methods below are needed only if an important change to the 'local' package has not yet found its way into the compiled package on R-Forge. There can be a delay of as much as one day between uploading a local correction to a package and its availability through R-Forge.

Using Windows in the TEL lab

Installation can be done a number of ways. The following is relatively simple.

  • Start R.
  • Give the command:
 > setwd("F:/")  
  • Use the following R commands:
   
   > download.file("http://www.math.yorku.ca/~georges/R/spida.zip", "spida.zip")
   > download.file("http://www.math.yorku.ca/~georges/R/p3d.zip", "p3d.zip")

This only needs to be done the first time you use the lab.
  • It may or may not be necessary to do the following each time you log in to Windows in the lab: Start R and give the command:
 > setwd("F:/") # not necessary if you are already there
In the toolbar of the R window: Click on 'Packages|Install package{s} from local zip files'
Use Ctrl-LeftMouseButton to select both 'spida.zip' and 'p3d.zip'
  • At each new R session
Use the commands:
 > library(spida)
 > library(p3d)

Using Windows on a personal PC

  • Verify that you are connected to the internet.
  • Start R.
  • Use the following commands:
   
   > download.file("http://www.math.yorku.ca/~georges/R/spida.zip", "spida.zip")
   > download.file("http://www.math.yorku.ca/~georges/R/p3d.zip", "p3d.zip")
   
In the toolbar of the R window: Click on 'Packages'|Install package{s} from local zip files
Use Ctrl-LeftMouseButton to select both 'spida.zip' and 'p3d.zip'
The preceding only needs to be done the first time you want to use the packages and subsequently whenever you wish to update to a newer version.
  • At each new R session
Use the commands:
 > library(spida)
 > library(p3d)

plus any other packages you wish to load.

Mac (help: PLEASE COMPLETE)

Please add instructions for the Mac.

The relevant files are:


   > download.file("http://www.math.yorku.ca/~georges/R/spida.tar.gz", "spida.tar.gz")
   > download.file("http://www.math.yorku.ca/~georges/R/p3d.tar.gz", "p3d.tar.gz")