[R] RMySQL with Windows 7

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Thu Feb 6 21:06:54 CET 2014

On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 2:52 PM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 06/02/2014 1:39 PM, Christian Oswald wrote:
>> Hello,
>> how can I install it on a wrong place?
>>   "install.packages("RMySQL",type=source) don't work correct?
> Many Windows users have R installed in "c:\Program Files", and normal users
> are not allowed to write there.  The .libPaths() function will tell you what
> libraries you are using; R will try to install to the first of those.

If I can just add, what was meant above is that some windows users
have put their **library** of addon packages in the C:\Program Files
tree and as stated that is not a good idea.  As far as RMySQL goes its
ok if R itself is in the C:\Program Files tree.  I have R in the
C:\Program Files tree on my machines and also run RMySQL but I don't
have my library there.

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