[Rd] Installing/updating packages on a lab network
friendly at yorku.ca
Wed Jul 29 17:11:10 CEST 2015
On 7/28/2015 1:32 PM, Uwe Ligges wrote:
> Just add the line
> to the file R_HOME/etc/x64/Renviron.site
I have no way to test this and our IT people who do the installation
know nothing of R, so follow-up questions:
* There is no R_HOME/etc/x64/Renviron.site file, but there is a
R_HOME/etc/Rprofile.site I can modify and
ask them to install. Would the equivalent in Rprofile.site be
* Does this require that the R_LIBS_SITE folder exist and be writable by
Here is what I see in the current version:
.libPaths(), the library trees where R looks for packages gives:
 "C:/Program Files/R/R/R-3.1.1/library"
If I try to install a new package, e.g.,
I get "G:/uitapps/HEBB_R_LIB2/library is not writeable. Use a
personal library instead?", followed by a popup window,
"Create ~R/library? (y/n)"
This then installs the package, but to
"C:/Users/friendly/Desktop/~R/library". In the current login session,
then have this path, so in a new R session, load(rockchalk) will work.
However, once I logout, all that disappears, so I have to start over
again to install or update a package.
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