[R] Update R, keep packages
ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Mon Dec 1 17:59:05 CET 2008
> when updating R I continuously face the problem that I have to reinstall
> packages or copy them into the new R library path.
> Is there a smart way of configuring R (.Rprofile) so the packages
> installed under older R versions (different lib paths) are
> included/found by newer R versions (e.g. R site archive).
> What problems due to version conflicts/out-of-date packages can arise?
See the manual R Installation and Administration on how to use library
trees and how to update all packages for the recent version of R. If you
do not recompile / update for a new major release of R, some packages
(and packages that depend on them) may not work anymore (due to API
changes, changes in S4 classes and so on).
> I am working with R on a Linux server.
> Thanks in advance,
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