[Rd] Option for "Delete downloaded files (y/N)?" in
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jan 5 08:55:53 CET 2005
On Wed, 5 Jan 2005, Gregor GORJANC wrote:
> Thanks to Thomas and Brian for answers!
> Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>>> Is it possible to include some option in install.packages() for
>>> Delete downloaded files (y/N)? at the end of that process. It can
>>> be quite anoying if you must install several packages and wait
>>> meanwhile to type y/n for each package separately.
>> It does happen at the end of the process: you are using one call for the
>> several packages? Something like install.packages(c("pkg1, "pkg2",
> Yes, it does happen at the end of the process, but I wrote a simple script,
> which installs all favourite packages and it does one by one. I could
> modify it to use the whole list at once also, but there is apparently no need
> since my wish/proposal is already solved in R-devel.
It will still be much more efficient to do them in one call.
For one thing, it chooses a suitable order to install the packages, and
for another it downloads PACKAGES each time.
>> In R-devel you are not asked at all, and even now you will not be asked if
>> you specify destdir.
> Yes, I know for the last one, but then you must delete them by "hand"!
Why can't your script do it? Or you could use the session directory as
R-devel now does. Either way you don't need hands!
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road, +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK Fax: +44 1865 272595
More information about the R-devel