[R] Re: [BioC] Makefile for installing all available packages

Kasper Daniel Hansen k.hansen at biostat.ku.dk
Wed Apr 14 23:19:59 CEST 2004

On Wed, Apr 14, 2004 at 12:28:23PM -0400, Jonathan Baron wrote:
> On 04/14/04 11:42, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> >On Wed, 14 Apr 2004 17:07:42 +0200, Kasper Daniel Hansen
> ><k.hansen at biostat.ku.dk> wrote :
> >>You do not find it a bit overkill to install all of CRAN per default?
> >
> >I can see two situations where this would be desirable:
> >
> >On a laptop or other machine that is often not connected to the net:
> >install everything just in case you might want something and can't go
> >to CRAN for it.
> >
> >In a public lab where users have limited ability to install packages,
> >it's good to have them all there.
> A third reason:  You run a search site where you want people to
> be able to search all the help files, such as the one at the end
> of my sig.

Well, my (rethorical) question was not really to the usefulness of the 
script, but more to its default behaviour.
Kasper Daniel Hansen, Research Assistant
Department of Biostatistics, University of Copenhagen

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