[R] Re-installing R

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Thu Sep 22 16:24:50 CEST 2011

On 22.09.2011 14:47, Andrey A wrote:
> Dear R users
> How does one completely uninstall R from their machine? Going to control
> panel>programs does not do it for me. After installing the new version it
> will still remember my previous workspace and all packages I've installed.

This seems to be Windows?

remove.packages() removes packages. You found the way to uninstall the 
part that got installed, The uninstaller won't install stuff you 
installed independently (such as packages, additional config files). The 
workspace is just a file called ".RData" in your working directory. 
Since it is user data, the user has to delete it himself.
If you uninstall MS Word, it also won't remove all your .doc / .docx 
files - at least I hope so.

Uwe Ligges

> Thank you.
> 	[[alternative HTML version deleted]]
> ______________________________________________
> R-help at r-project.org mailing list
> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help
> PLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.

More information about the R-help mailing list