[R] Portable R in zip file for Windows
Juan Manuel Truppia
jmtruppia at gmail.com
Fri Jan 26 11:57:34 CET 2018
Pretty good question Gabor. I can execute R once it is installed (if
someone with rights installs it before) but not the installer. I can
download the installer (with some pain). I know that some installers are
actually compressed files in disguise, but I think this is not the case
with R, right?
I will study the exact nature of the restriction, and get back to you.
Nevertheless, having a installer and a "portable" version is something
pretty common (R Studio, Notepad++ and 7Zip pop to my mind now) and pretty
helpful to deal with security restrictions, so I thought R had one,
On Fri, Jan 26, 2018, 00:49 Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck at gmail.com>
> Can you clarify what the nature of the security restriction is?
> If you can't run the R installer then how it is that you could run R?
> That would still involve running an external exe even if it came
> in a zip file.
> Could it be that the restriction is not on running exe files but on
> downloading them?
> If that is it then there are obvious workarounds (rename it not
> to have an exe externsion or zip it using another machine,
> upload to the cloud and download onto the restricted machine)
> but it might be safer to just ask the powers that be to download it
> for you. You probably don't need a new version of R more than
> once a year.
> On Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 3:04 PM, Juan Manuel Truppia
> <jmtruppia at gmail.com> wrote:
> > What is wrong with you guys? I asked for a zip, like R Studio has for
> > example. Totally clear.
> > I cant execute exes. But I can unzip files.
> > Thanks Gabor, I had that in mind, but can't execute the exe due to
> > restrictions.
> > Geez, really, treating people who ask questions this way just makes you
> > don't want to ask a single one.
> > On Thu, Jan 25, 2018, 11:19 Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >> I believe that the ordinary Windows installer for R can produce a
> >> portable result by choosing the appropriate configuration options from
> >> offered screens when you run the installer Be sure to enter the desired
> >> path in the Select Destination Location screen, choose Yes on the
> >> Startup options screen and ensure that all boxes are unchecked on the
> >> Select additional tasks screen.
> >> On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 10:11 PM, Juan Manuel Truppia
> >> <jmtruppia at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > I read a message from 2009 or 2010 where it mentioned the availability
> >> > of R
> >> > for Windows in a zip file, no installation required. It would be very
> >> > useful for me. Is this still available somewhere?
> >> >
> >> > Thanks
> >> >
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