Re: [R] Location of libraries in Windows

From: Mario Valle <>
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2011 09:29:38 +0200

The best method to solve a problem is to send a mail to the list. One second later you find the problem has just been solved for someone else... The solution is here: Anyway, my question about folder location remains. Thanks!


On 18-Apr-11 09:22, Mario Valle wrote:
> I'm preparing to install 2.13, so I need a clarification about package
> location on disk.
> On window the packages I have installed are under
> C:\Users\mvalle\R\win-library\2.12
> and the ones that come with R are under "C:\Program Files\R\library"
> If I execute update.packages() from the R gui, it fails because it
> finds e.g. Matrix as a package that should be updated
> but the process cannot write under R\library.
> I failed to change permissions for this directory (I tried hard...) so
> I'm forced to run Rterm.exe as administrator just to
> update packages.
> I would ask if moving all directories (except maybe base) from
> R\library to
> R\win-library\2.12 could be a "good thing to do". Or should I simply
> not update packages that come with R?
> Thanks for your help!
> mario

Ing. Mario Valle
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