[Rd] Wishlist: write R's bin path to the PATH variable and remove the version string in the installation dir under Windows

Yihui Xie xie at yihui.name
Wed May 4 17:15:13 CEST 2011

If I am already able to open R, there is no need to post the request
here. I want to be able to run R without knowing where it is from
another software package. Your batch files fit in this purpose, and
the only problem is it is a little bit slower since it takes time to
look for R in the system via several approaches.

Yihui Xie <xieyihui at gmail.com>
Phone: 515-294-2465 Web: http://yihui.name
Department of Statistics, Iowa State University
2215 Snedecor Hall, Ames, IA

On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 12:28 AM, Gabor Grothendieck
<ggrothendieck at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 1:04 AM, Yihui Xie <xie at yihui.name> wrote:
>> Thanks! But I'm sorry this is not what I wanted. I just hope we can
>> call R as a command like we do under *nix -- this will make it easier
>> for *other* software packages to find R.
> You asked for an R program that gives the ability to run R.exe,
> Rscript.exe, etc. from the command line and that indeed is what it
> enables in the spawned session.
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