[R] Running R from CD?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Aug 27 16:51:36 CEST 2004

On Fri, 27 Aug 2004, Hans van Walen wrote:

> At work I have no permission to install R. So, would anyone know whether it
> is possible to create a CD with a running R-installation for a windows(XP)
> pc? And of course, how to?

Yes, for a suitable definition of `CD'.  (You need the extensions which
allow long file names and lower-case chars.)

You will need some disc area where you unpack the files from the R 
installer.  Then just write the top-level directory (rw1091 or whatever) 
and all its contents to CD-R.  The Windows installation (but not the Unix 
one) is relocatable as it only uses relative file paths.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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