Re: [R] automate package installation

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.tu-dortmund.de>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 17:03:24 +0200

On 13.04.2011 02:11, jkang wrote:
> I have an ubuntu image with R installed. I want to install a list of
> packages that does not come with R. eg. cluster, gplots, hacks, mapdata.
> etc. Over time this list may grow.
>
> Is there a config file that can tell R what and where to install additional
> packages? My goal is to store all R packages on a file server so that my
> clients can install them on there workstation. Any tips, advice, example
> commands, and scripts are greatly appreciated!

If such a network server is available for the clients, why not make a) a network installation of R
b) provide the relevant packages in a library on the network, so that all clients can use the same library of R packages. You only need to maintain that library.

See "R Installation and Administration" on hwo to manage libraries of R packages.

Uwe Ligges

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