[R] installing the next version of R while in an older version

Martin Wegmann mailinglist2_wegmann at web.de
Sat Nov 15 00:29:48 CET 2003


On Friday 14 November 2003 23:58, William.Burrows at ec.gc.ca wrote:
> Hello -
> I am a fairly new user of R. I currently have R1.7 installed. I tried to
> install the KernSmooth package but a message tells me I need R1.8. Is there
> a way to update to R1.8 while in R1.7 in the same manner that I can use
> "update.packages", or do I have to install R1.8 in a separate directory and
> re-install the many packages I have already installed in R1.7? Thanks in
> advance for your help -

which operating system are you using? 

I only can tell it for Linux
you have to install R 1.8.0 the "usual" way, not inside R
your previously installed R packages should be still there after your upgrade. 

I assume it is +/- the same as in windows

cheers Martin

> Bill
> Dr. William R. Burrows
> Meteorological Research Branch / ARMA
> Meteorological Service of Canada
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