[Rd] directory structure of R 2.12.0 distribution

Kevin R. Coombes kevin.r.coombes at gmail.com
Wed Dec 8 17:43:19 CET 2010


On my 64-bit machine, there are two subdirectories:
I usually want to use the 64-bit executable.  However, some packages 
have not yet been compiled for a 64-bit machine, so for those I need to 
use the 32-bit i386 subdirectory.


On 12/8/2010 10:32 AM, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> I am just revising my batch files which call R and have a question
> regarding the directory structure of the R distribution in R 2.12.0.
> Prior to R 2.12.0 the R executables were in R_HOME\bin but now are in
> R_HOME\bin\i386 on my machine.  I assume that there is a different
> subdirectory of bin on 64 bit machines.   Is that right?
> Is it always the case that there is exactly one subdirectory of bin
> and that the R executables are there?
> Or is it possible that there are more than one subdirectory in bin?
> If more than one is possible how do we know which one is the one to
> use?

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