[R] How to enforce location of installation of downloaded packages

From: Frank Harrell <f.harrell_at_vanderbilt.edu>
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2011 15:53:42 -0800 (PST)

Using R on Linux I want to force downloaded packages to go into /usr/local/lib/R/site-library. I have an .Rprofile file in my home directory containing the following:

options(help_type='html', browser='chromium-browser', repos='http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/languages/R/CRAN', lib='/usr/local/lib/R/site-library')

But sometimes install.packages (with R run as superuser using sudo) will create a directory called x86... under ~/R and put installed packages there. How do I force the system to always use /usr/local/lib/...?


Frank Harrell
Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University
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