[R] Running R from CD?
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Aug 27 16:51:36 CEST 2004
On Fri, 27 Aug 2004, Hans van Walen wrote:
> At work I have no permission to install R. So, would anyone know whether it
> is possible to create a CD with a running R-installation for a windows(XP)
> pc? And of course, how to?
Yes, for a suitable definition of `CD'. (You need the extensions which
allow long file names and lower-case chars.)
You will need some disc area where you unpack the files from the R
installer. Then just write the top-level directory (rw1091 or whatever)
and all its contents to CD-R. The Windows installation (but not the Unix
one) is relocatable as it only uses relative file paths.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road, +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK Fax: +44 1865 272595
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