[R] Can I safely use an installed R folder in a portable manner?
jdnewm|| @end|ng |rom dcn@d@v|@@c@@u@
Tue Oct 9 23:35:00 CEST 2018
If you don't want to disturb the existing install of R then you might want to take some effort to bring your library with you and avoid letting your copy of R mess with the default user library. Packrat may help with this?
On October 9, 2018 2:13:40 PM PDT, Jim Lemon <drjimlemon using gmail.com> wrote:
>I do this quite often with Tcl-Tk. All you have to do is make sure
>that the PATH contains the correct location for the R executable if
>you don't specify it within your program.
>On Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 1:58 AM Marc Capavanni via R-help
><r-help using r-project.org> wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> I'm currently using R on Windows as part of a piece of software and
>> I'm providing it to users I have an application that runs the R
>> installation file with an INF file containing the following settings
>> not disrupt existing installs of R on their system.
>> The aim using this INF file is that the install should not touch the
>> registry, or add any icons/shortcuts anywhere.
>> This R install does not need to do much aside from provide the R
>> executables (particularly rscript.exe) for use, so I don't need it to
>> the PATH, for it to handle R files being double clicked by the user,
>> However, I've recently found that taking the installed R folder and
>> it on another PC without running the installer *seems* to work just
>> (at least for my use case of simply accessible the executables). This
>> make "installing"/"uninstalling" easier as it would simply be a case
>> copying the folder, and later on deleting it.
>> I was wondering if there is anything I'm missing here that would make
>> not feasible.
>> Can I safely use an installed R folder, as a base for copying it to
>> PCs in a portable manner?
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