[Rd] upgrading an R installation to next versoin

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu 30 Jun 2005 - 12:10:45 GMT

When I install a new version of R (Windows XP) I have to:

  1. copy my rw....\etc\Rprofile.site file to the new installation
  2. copy the rw....\share\texmf files to the tex subfolder of the miktex root directory and then refresh the miktex name database (I have a batch file that does this for me which I run whenever I install a new version of R.)
  3. setup the shortcut key using 'properties' on my R desktop icon so that ctrl-alt-R brings up the new rather than the old R. (This one really had me confused once since I did not realize I was still using the old version of R after installing the new one.)
  4. reinstall the packages I use or else setup etc\Renviron.site with an R_LIBS to point to include the old library or perhaps one can copy the libraries over being careful not to overwrite new versions of the standard libraries.

Many other windows program automatically transfer the settings when you upgrade them.

I wonder if the installation process could optionally transfer such settings from an old installation to a new one to make it easier to install R.

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