[R-SIG-Mac] distributing a customized R to students?
jfox at mcmaster.ca
Wed Jul 14 18:02:29 CEST 2010
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon Urbanek [mailto:simon.urbanek at r-project.org]
> Sent: July-14-10 11:28 AM
> To: John Fox
> Cc: r-sig-mac at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [R-SIG-Mac] distributing a customized R to students?
> On Jul 14, 2010, at 9:22 AM, John Fox wrote:
> > Dear all,
> > Could anyone suggest how to prepare a customized R CD to distribute to
> > students?
> > What I do for students using Windows (still the large majority of those
> > my class) is to prepare an R-for-Windows installer that installs a
> > customized R along with the Rcmdr package and all its dependencies. I'd
> > to prepare something similar, if possible, for students using Mac OS X.
> > Along with R, the Rcmdr package has many dependencies and requires that
> > and Tcl/Tk for X Windows are installed.
> It's easily possible - you can use Apple's PackageMaker (that is what we
> for official R distributions).
OK -- thanks. I've found the documentation for PakageMaker on Apple's
> > If it's not possible to create an installer that will install everything
> > necessary in one step, is there another approach to distributing the
> > required components on a CD? The object is to make the installation as
> > simple as possible, since many of my students find software installation
> > challenging.
> > Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> > Thanks,
> > John
> > --------------------------------
> > John Fox
> > Senator William McMaster
> > Professor of Social Statistics
> > Department of Sociology
> > McMaster University
> > Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
> > web: socserv.mcmaster.ca/jfox
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