[R] Cannot run R from command prompt

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Fri Apr 4 19:28:33 CEST 2008

Did you start up a new command line session after setting the

Also note that at http://batchfiles.googlecode.com there are batchfiles:
R.bat, Rcmd.bat etc.  They can be placed anywhere in your path
and then you can just write R or Rcmd, etc.   With those you don't
have to change your path at all since they find R in the registry
and then run it.  It also means that when  you change R versions
you don't have to do anything since they will automatically find
the new one in the registry.

On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 1:19 PM, Vidhu Choudhary
<vidhu.choudhary at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have installed R 2.6 on windows 2000 and now from the command prompt when
> I type R  it show
> " 'R' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
> operable program or batch file."
> If I change the path to C:\R\R-2.6.2\bin and then type R it runs fine.
> I have changed my envionment variable Path to C:\R\R-2.6.2\bin;
> Still its not working. Can you please give some suggestion
> Thank you
> Vidhu
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