[R] R v2.13.2 - Cannot find Rcmd on path?
xie at yihui.name
Mon Nov 14 06:50:34 CET 2011
Well, I just mean to give the user an option during installation --
like you did in Rtools. I have decided not to argue on this issue any
more. Thanks a lot anyway!
Yihui Xie <xieyihui at gmail.com>
Phone: 515-294-2465 Web: http://yihui.name
Department of Statistics, Iowa State University
2215 Snedecor Hall, Ames, IA
On Sun, Nov 13, 2011 at 4:20 PM, Duncan Murdoch
<murdoch.duncan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11-11-13 1:15 PM, Yihui Xie wrote:
>> I remember I was torn into pieces a few months back when I made a
>> wishlist here that R adds its bin path to PATH on Windows during
>> installation. People had tons of reasons of objection. Although I do
>> not use these batchfiles (usually I do not actually use Windows), I
>> see there is a motivation behind them: there needs to be an easy way
>> for Windows users to use R in command line (e.g. R CMD build...). You
>> may argue that it is easy to understand PATH and modify it manually,
>> and I will say nothing but "thank" Windows again. Sorry this seems to
>> be off-topic.
> I don't remember any rending and tearing, but I do remember objections to
> modifying the path during installation. I wouldn't want to write code to do
> that, because it's hard:
> - Most people don't want to put R first, because it may hide something
> - Putting it last won't work if an earlier version is already there.
> So you need to examine the path and correct it, an automatic change is
> unlikely to be successful.
> But if you want to write code to do that, just go ahead and do it. Put it
> in a package, even.
> Duncan Murdoch
>> Yihui Xie<xieyihui at gmail.com>
>> Phone: 515-294-2465 Web: http://yihui.name
>> Department of Statistics, Iowa State University
>> 2215 Snedecor Hall, Ames, IA
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