Re: [Rd] Wishlist- Windows Gui (PR#10589)

From: <jfox_at_mcmaster.ca>
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2008 00:25:14 +0100 (CET)


Dear Peter,

Actually, "Edit -> Gui preferences" will already edit/generate an = Rprofile
file, so mirror selection could be put there. I frankly find it simpler =
on a
single-user Windows system just to edit Rprofile.site.

Best,
 John

> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-devel-bounces_at_r-project.org [mailto:r-devel-bounces_at_r-
> project.org] On Behalf Of Peter Dalgaard
> Sent: January-18-08 5:40 PM
> To: jfox_at_mcmaster.ca
> Cc: R-bugs_at_biostat.ku.dk; r-devel_at_stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [Rd] Wishlist- Windows Gui (PR#10589)

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> jfox@mcmaster.ca wrote:
> > Dear Robert,
> >
> > Your wish is granted retroactively; just put
> >
> > options(repos=3Dc(CRAN=3D"http://probability.ca/cran",
> > CRANextra=3D"http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/RWin"))
> >
> > in your Rprofile.site file, which lives in R's etc directory (or in
> another
> > appropriate startup file -- see ?Startup). Of course, you would
> adjust CRAN
> > to point to a CRAN mirror near you.
> >
> > BTW, this isn't really a bug report, is it?
> >
> It's an enhancement request. We do allow those.
>=20

> The idea seems sound enough: Just have the mirror selection widget
> offer
> to store the selection - er- somewhere for later use. Point being of
> course that people can never remeber what to write in which
> configuration file in which directory.
>=20

> One tricky issue is whether we want the GUI to edit the Rprofile
> (probably not) or add yet another configuration file that would be
> overridden (probably not) by or override (probably not either) the
> hand-written Rprofile files....
>=20

> -p
> > Regards,
> > John
> >
> > --------------------------------
> > John Fox, Professor
> > Department of Sociology
> > McMaster University
> > Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4M4
> > 905-525-9140x23604
> > http://socserv.mcmaster.ca/jfox
> >
> >
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: r-devel-bounces_at_r-project.org [mailto:r-devel-bounces_at_r-
> >> project.org] On Behalf Of rbaer_at_atsu.edu
> >> Sent: January-18-08 11:40 AM
> >> To: r-devel_at_stat.math.ethz.ch
> >> Cc: R-bugs_at_biostat.ku.dk
> >> Subject: [Rd] Wishlist- Windows Gui (PR#10589)
> >>
> >> Full_Name: Robert Baer
> >> Version: 2.6.1
> >> OS: Windows XP
> >> Submission from: (NULL) (198.209.172.95)
> >>
> >>
> >> It would be wonderful if the CRAN mirror had an easy way to set a
> >> "default CRAN
> >> mirror".
> >>
> >> Current behavior is to have to choose a CRAN mirror the first time =
a
> >> package is
> >> installed in a session. The closest mirror site is always the same
> for
> >> me, and
> >> I wouldn't wish to change it unless it were to be unavailable for =
an
> >> extended
> >> period of time. I expect I could set it in a configuration file
> >> somewhere with
> >> some study, but this is the type of thing that is much more easily
> and
> >> appropriately done through a GUI.
> >>
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