[R] attaching packages

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Apr 20 19:54:22 CEST 2001

On Fri, 20 Apr 2001, David White wrote:

> Hello,
> I have downloaded and installed e1071_1.1-0.tar.gz, my first add-on
> package. Because I am not the sys admin I installed it to my own home dir
> under ~/.R/library/

Don't!  help.start() regards that as its private area and tries to zap it.
Use say ~/R/library

> I read in the faq that I should make changes to the R_lib env variable in
> my .bashprofile or .Renviron files to make the new personal library
> components available. Unfortunately neither of these exist
> in my home dir. Can anyone make a suggestion as to my next step?
> If I had a sample .Renviron, I think I could modify it to my needs.
> Perhaps someone could forward a copy of theirs to me.

Assuming this is some sort of Unix/Linux, use

cat > ~/.Renviron

However, depending on your shell you may need to spell out ~ or use
$(HOME) instead, but you probably have bash.

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