[R] packages across different versions of R

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jul 21 13:53:06 CEST 2014

On 21/07/2014 12:24, Charles Thuo wrote:
>   I have just installed R 3.1.1 in a machine where R 3.0.1 is already
> installed.  Is it possible to use packages in the 3.0.1 on the 3.1.1.
> version as the same are in a single workstation.

Perhaps, perhaps not.  It depends in part on your platform which you 
have not told us (see the posting guide).  It is definitely safer to 
reinstall them.  For Window users see 
: similar ideas work for other platforms.

The place where using packages for 3.0.1 is least likely to work is OS 
X, but there installing a new binary version of R by default removes 
earlier installations.

> Charles
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