[R] .Rprofile: Set package path for downloads

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jul 6 15:45:15 CEST 2007

On Fri, 6 Jul 2007, Duncan Murdoch wrote:

> On 7/6/2007 8:04 AM, Will wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'd like to configure my .Rprofile so that additional packages are
>> installed and loaded from my personal package repository (let's say
>> d:/R/MyPackages/). I am working with R 2.4.1 under Windows XP.
>> How do I do this?
> See the repos option in ?options, or ?setRepositories.

Do you think he really means that?  A repository would need to be a 
file:// URL, for a start, and people who know how to set one up have 
surely read the manual.

My guess is he means a personal library, for which see the rw-FAQ.

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