[R] Libraries (question with respect to version increment)

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Apr 13 21:39:35 CEST 1999

On 13 Apr 1999, A.J. Rossini wrote:

> Does one need to re-install libraries when going from 0.63.x to
> 0.64.0?

Depends where one installed them (packages)!  If in RHOME/library, yes.
And, if earlier than 0.63.3, yes as the HTML search depends on new
features. And if under Windows, yes if you want to use off-line help.

My solution is to install in /ext/R/library, and set RLIBS to that.
Then (modulo problems with R CMD check in earlier versions) I can use
the packages from that library with lots of versions.


Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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