[R-SIG-Mac] Feature request: install R in ~/Library/Frameworks
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Feb 7 17:07:47 CET 2017
On 07/02/2017 15:26, Gábor Csárdi wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 10:54 AM, Gábor Csárdi <csardi.gabor at gmail.com
> <mailto:csardi.gabor at gmail.com>> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 10:22 AM, Prof Brian Ripley
> <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk <mailto:ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk>> wrote:
> Well, you have missed the point. R itself allows you to do
> that: do read 'R Installation and Administration'.
> For use as 'R' from a terminal, multiple CRAN distributions (of
> 3.x.y for different 'x') can easily be installed and used
> together: that is §4.3 of the manual.
> Yes, I indeed missed this. Thanks much for the explanation!
> One more question. I suppose if I install the various minor versions on
> different disks (e.g. I want 3.3.2 and 3.3.3 as well), that would work
> fine as well, and I don't even need pkgutil --forget? Or am I missing
You can install in different locations. I have never tried using
different 'volumes' (in Apple parlance), but AFAIK Apple treats them
separately (with separate records of packages installed).
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics, University of Oxford
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