[R] Keep on getting message errors when trying to install and load packages 2

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Thu Sep 21 01:39:14 CEST 2017

> On Sep 20, 2017, at 7:26 AM, Paul Bernal <paulbernal07 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
> Is it normal for R to store installed packages in paths like the following?
> C:\Users\PaulBernal\AppData\Local\Temp\RtmpgXA5VS\downloaded_packages

Yes. Packages are first built or unpacked in a temporary directory and then moved to their "final resting place", assuming that yours has the needed permissions.

This is all explained in the R Admin/Install document which is part of every distribution these days:

On my machine it's here:


> Regards,
> Paul
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David Winsemius
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