[R-SIG-Mac] Confused about different users and packages...

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Sun Dec 11 14:07:46 CET 2005


please note that R 2.1.1 is outdated and there have been many  
improvements especially in the GUI ever since.

On Dec 7, 2005, at 11:49 PM, Booman, M wrote:

> I want to do my analysis, which uses the siggenes package from  
> Bioconductor,
> I do the following: I open the package manager, check the checkmark  
> for the
> siggenes package to change its status to "loaded", and try to run  
> my first
> command (read.table). But then R gives me an error message, saying  
> there are
> no files in my User/Marije/Library/R/library folder.

But the package is loaded, right? I guess it's just a warning from  
the package manager, that checks for your personal packages and finds  
none. However, I cannot reproduce it using the current R...

> That's true, but as I understood this folder is only for personal  
> packages. Shouldn't I be able towork with the packages I installed  
> as an admin (which are located in the Macintosh HD/Library/ 
> Frameworks/R.Framework/Versions/2.1.1/Resources/Library folder)?

Of course and I doubt you can't ...

> As I said, I am new to Mac and find this setup of different users  
> the hardest part to fully understand (coming from Windows XP with  
> only 1 user who has admin privileges).

Well a badly configured Windows system, yes :) You can have multiple  
users in XP, too, and you shouldn't be using the Admin user, although  
many do...


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