[Rd] Recommended way to change defaultPackages under Windows
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jul 28 20:00:52 MEST 2003
On 28 Jul 2003, Douglas Bates wrote:
> What is the recommended way to change the default set of packages that
> are loaded at startup by R for Windows? I am writing vignettes for
> the Devore6 package which my introductory engineering statistics
> students will use and I would like to describe how the R environment
> can be changed so that this package is loaded by default.
> I understand from the R for Windows FAQ that one way would be to
> install a Rprofile or Rprofile.site file containing
> options(defaultPackages = c(options("defaultPackages"), "Devore6"))
> Would this be the recommended way?
Yes, except that using Rprofile.site (can be called Rprofile) needs write
access to the R installation (or setting an environment file R_PROFILE),
and otherwise it is .Rprofile.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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