[R] Problem installing Rtools

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Sat Dec 3 11:10:25 CET 2011

On 11-12-02 10:25 PM, stillerfan wrote:
> I'm a new user to R and recently installed R 2.14  for Windows 7 (64 bit).  I
> have downloaded and ran Rtools 2.14 but do not see any new packages in the
> install packages section of R.  I installed Rtools in a subdirectory to the
> /library/ directory.  Does anyone have any idea what I could be doing wrong?

Rtools doesn't contain R packages, it contains various compilers and 
tools that you could use to build R and R packages.  So you should 
install it in its own directory.  I usually use c:/Rtools.

Duncan Murdoch

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