[R] One more for the wish list

Kurt Hornik Kurt.Hornik at ci.tuwien.ac.at
Tue Apr 6 18:59:38 CEST 1999

>>>>> Simon Fear writes:

> Having just upgraded to 063.3 reminds me of a wish I have had for a
> long time. Could we not have libraries (sorry, packages) other than
> for the base distribution in a subdirectory [Rpath]/library/local/ or
> perhaps /library/packages.

> This tiny change would make administration so much simpler; I could
> move all the old packages into the new library in one fell
> swoop. Granted it's not hopelessly difficult to copy new onto old with
> overwriting and then move the old to the new, but with a system that
> looks set to continue to need frequent upgrades it would be really
> nice not to have to do all this.

> Plus it does make generally good sense to keep add-ons separate from a
> base package.

> Same in Splus of course but I've given up on that.

There is an ongoing democratic decision-making process about this.  What
I want to have is


I might add this soon after 0.64 is out ...

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