ERROR: dependency 'MSdata' is not available for package 'MApckg' - Installing 'flajole/MApckg'

I have been trying to install the package 'flajole/MApckg':

However although I have tried various methods such as:


I keep getting errors:

Downloading GitHub repo flajole/MApckg@HEAD
These packages have more recent versions available.
It is recommended to update all of them.
Which would you like to update?

1: All
2: CRAN packages only
3: None
4: e1071 (1.7-7 -> 1.7-8) [CRAN]

Enter one or more numbers, or an empty line to skip updates: 1
e1071 (1.7-7 -> 1.7-8) [CRAN]
Skipping 3 packages not available: MSdata, genefilter, siggenes
Installing 1 packages: e1071
Installing package into ‘C:/Users/ruthw/OneDrive/Documents/R/win-library/4.1’
(as ‘lib’ is unspecified)

There is a binary version available but the source version is later:
binary source needs_compilation
e1071 1.7-7 1.7-8 TRUE

Binaries will be installed
trying URL ''
Content type 'application/zip' length 1022189 bytes (998 KB)
downloaded 998 KB

package ‘e1071’ successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked

The downloaded binary packages are in
√ checking for file 'C:\Users\ruthw\AppData\Local\Temp\Rtmpa6WDp4\remotes831428acfce\flajole-MApckg-229959e/DESCRIPTION' ...

  • preparing 'MApckg':
    √ checking DESCRIPTION meta-information ...
  • checking for LF line-endings in source and make files and shell scripts
  • checking for empty or unneeded directories
    Omitted 'LazyData' from DESCRIPTION
  • building 'MApckg_0.1.tar.gz'

Installing package into ‘C:/Users/ruthw/OneDrive/Documents/R/win-library/4.1’
(as ‘lib’ is unspecified)
ERROR: dependency 'MSdata' is not available for package 'MApckg'

  • removing 'C:/Users/ruthw/OneDrive/Documents/R/win-library/4.1/MApckg'
    Warning message:
    In i.p(...) :
    installation of package ‘C:/Users/ruthw/AppData/Local/Temp/Rtmpa6WDp4/file8314e731416/MApckg_0.1.tar.gz’ had non-zero exit status

Recommend you attempt to contact the package author for support.
It may be that this package is simply unusable, i.e. it seems quite old at 6 years without updates, and has not been shared to CRAN. It has undefined dependencies, what is MSdata ? Its possible only the package author knows what this relates to. I wonder how you came upon this github project ?

Thanks I analyse specific data which this relates to from a MALDI mass spectrometer - I will look at contacting the author directly

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