[R] Portable R in zip file for Windows
John C Frain
frainj at gmail.com
Sun Jan 28 01:47:37 CET 2018
When you unzip that file you have a rstudio.exe file which you appear to be
able to run. As far as I know rstudio will not run unless you have a
version of R already installed. The R FAQ for windows explains how to
install R if you have restricted permissions and do not want or are not
allowed to make any changes to the registry. Using the exe install file in
this way does the same things as the zip file does in rstudio. For flash
drive or CD you can substitute any area on your hard disk to which you have
read/write/exeute access. As a last resort you can install in the
directory that you installed rstudio. To get everything working together
you will need to reset some environmental variables and /or shortcuts. You
probably needed to do this already with rstudio.
I think that it is very possible that you do not need a zipped file for R,
The FAQ tells you how to make it relocatable. This is the answer to your
question as far as I can see. If not, I and several others do not
John C Frain
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On 26 January 2018 at 00:12, Juan Manuel Truppia <jmtruppia at gmail.com>
> From the R Studio downloads, look below the installers. This is off topic
> however. If there is no zipped, no exe, no installation required of R, then
> I thank you very much for your help and trolling.
> (BTW, I think my question was pretty clear, concise and specific, I
> appreciate that some of you tried to solve a problem related to what I
> have, but I have already reviewed all options, and what I need is basically
> a zip of a working installation of the current version of R that I can
> download out of CRAN or a similar trusted site)
> On Thu, Jan 25, 2018, 19:59 John C Frain <frainj at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Can you please explain where you get the R-studio zip file and how you
>> manage to run r-studio from it without expanding it. I do not see how this
>> is possible and would be delighted if you would share that knowledge with
>> us. Obviously this possibility has not occurred to anyone on the list
>> John C Frain
>> 3 Aranleigh Park
>> mailto:frainj at tcd.ie
>> mailto:frainj at gmail.com
>> On 25 January 2018 at 20:04, Juan Manuel Truppia <jmtruppia at gmail.com>
>>> 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
>>> 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>
>>> > 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
>>> > 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
>>> > 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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