[Rd] Could the Windows installer edit PATH?

Chris Jackson chris.jackson at imperial.ac.uk
Fri Oct 10 12:51:15 MEST 2003

I have just diligently upgraded my R installation for Windows XP Pro to
1.8.0.  As an ESS user and R package builder, part of this upgrade process
for me always involves editing the PATH environment variable by hand to
update the location of the R bin directory.

Would it be possible or desirable for the R for Windows
installer/uninstaller to optionally edit the PATH itself? (as, for example,
the Activestate Perl installer has an option to update the PATH with the
Perl bin directory).

Christopher Jackson <chris.jackson at imperial.ac.uk>, Research Associate,
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Imperial College
School of Medicine, Norfolk Place, London W2 1PG, tel. 020 759 43371

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