[R] Simple problem

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Dec 31 13:32:25 CET 2011

On 31/12/2011 10:27, Ronaldo Reis Júnior wrote:
> Hi,
> when I use the install.packages() function this make a download of
> packages, try do compile/install packages and delete the downloaded
> file. But if the compilation of package fail, I need to make the
> download again because R delete all downloaded file. How I can make
> install.packages dont delete the downloaded file automatically to be
> used again in case of compilation fail?

Well, it doesn't.  As it says, it leaves them in the session temporary 
directory.  And it has an argument to change the location ... see the 
help page.

> Thanks
> Ronaldo

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