Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Apr 24 08:52:14 CEST 2004

On Fri, 23 Apr 2004, Brett Melbourne wrote:

> I also set HOMEPATH in my System control panel as you suggested, then
> rebooted ... the same error occurs. Windows XP appears to be over-riding the
> setting because no HOMEPATH appears in the environment even when it's set in
> the control panel thus.

That was my original hypothesis.

> But R starts fine with "C:\Program Files\R\rw1090\bin\Rgui.exe" HOMEPATH=\
> in the Target field of the icon.

Better to set HOME there

"C:\Program Files\R\rw1090\bin\Rgui.exe" HOME=C:\

in case HOMEDRIVE disappears too.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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