Suggestion for install URL install.packages('OpenMx', repos='http://openmx.psyc.virginia.edu/testing/')

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Instead of having users access a blind URL and run a a blind script, i wonder if a one-liner like this might be easier to follow for people?

Suggested new instruction
install.packages('OpenMx', repos='http://openmx.psyc.virginia.edu/testing/')

Current

source("http://openmx.psyc.virginia.edu/getNewOpenMx.R")
<i># <font color=grey>which runs this silently</font></i>
repos <- c('http://openmx.psyc.virginia.edu/testing/')
install.packages(pkgs=c('OpenMx'), repos=repos)

I think the current scheme makes things a bit more obscure and non-standard than need be, unless we made the install script more elaborate, like

Another benefit is that by exposing the install.packages command, people can modify it for their local needs (our students for instance often can't write to the base library path, and have to modify the lib parameter.