[R-SIG-Mac] R3.4.0 Upgrade from R3.3.3
simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Mon Apr 24 02:16:28 CEST 2017
Note that if you use R.app and standard locations you can simply select "Select packages from R 3.3" in the package installer search box and hit Install Selected.
> On Apr 23, 2017, at 10:47 AM, Roy Mendelssohn - NOAA Federal <roy.mendelssohn at noaa.gov> wrote:
> Thanks to all, particularly the script to aid in the update. In the past when I just copied, I had problems with some packages.
>> On Apr 23, 2017, at 7:09 AM, Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
>> Note that at the moment there are many missing binary packages for 3.4.0, and BioC will update all their versions when BioC 3.5 is released this coming week. So I would wait a few days before updating, especially if you prefer to use binary packages.
>>> nrow(available.packages(, type="source"))
>>  10477
>>> nrow(available.packages(, type="binary"))
>>  9779
>> whereas for 3.3.3 10356 are available.
>> On 23/04/2017 09:35, peter dalgaard wrote:
>>> Yes, especially this time, since the toolchain has been updated.
>>> My favourite procedure for this goes like
>>> (pkgs <- .libPaths())
>>> (pkgs.old <- sub("3.4", "3.3", pkgs, fixed=TRUE))
>>> (pkgs.new <- setdiff(list.files(pkgs.old), list.files(pkgs)))
>>> Check for sanity(!), then install.packages(pkgs.new). Things may need modification if yor setup involves personalized libraries, multiple repos, etc.
>>> Just copying the entire directory followed by update.packages(checkBuilt=TRUE) will overwrite packages from the installation of 3.4 and not all of those are CRAN based.
>>> [To tell the truth, I don't usually practice what I preach. I just install the missing packages when it turns out that I need them...]
>>>> On 23 Apr 2017, at 05:49 , Roy Mendelssohn - NOAA Federal <roy.mendelssohn at noaa.gov> wrote:
>>>> I keep forgetting. So if I jump from R3.3.3 to R3.4.0 is it necessary (or at least advisable) to re-install packages?
>> Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
>> Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics, University of Oxford
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