Re: [Rd] Small bug in install.packages?

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 20:31:22 -0400

On 28/06/2011 8:17 PM, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> On 28/06/2011 5:42 PM, Hadley Wickham wrote:
>>> Isn't R.home() 8.3 path anyway?
>>
>> I don't think so:
>>
>>> R.home("bin")
>> [1] "C:/Program Files/R/R-2.13.0/bin/i386"
>
> Weird. Like others, I see 8.3 pathnames. R gets those from a Windows
> call; what version of Windows are you using?

... and how are you starting R? Startup goes through some contortions to handle all the different possibilities; maybe one of them is missing the path-shortening step.

Duncan Murdoch

>
> Duncan Murdoch
>
>>> sessionInfo()
>> R version 2.13.0 Patched (2011-06-09 r56106)
>> Platform: i386-pc-mingw32/i386 (32-bit)
>>
>> locale:
>> [1] LC_COLLATE=English_United States.1252
>> [2] LC_CTYPE=English_United States.1252
>> [3] LC_MONETARY=English_United States.1252
>> [4] LC_NUMERIC=C
>> [5] LC_TIME=English_United States.1252
>>
>> attached base packages:
>> [1] grDevices datasets utils stats graphics methods base
>>
>> other attached packages:
>> [1] RMark_2.0.5 rj_0.5.0-5 devtools_0.2 codetools_0.2-8
>> [5] plotrix_3.2-2 nlme_3.1-101 msm_1.0.1
>>
>> loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
>> [1] grid_2.13.0 lattice_0.19-26 mvtnorm_0.9-9991 rJava_0.8-8
>> [5] splines_2.13.0 survival_2.36-9 tools_2.13.0
>>
>>> BTW: I think you probably meant more something like paste(shQuote(file.path(R.home("bin"), "R")), "CMD INSTALL") since the above won't work ..
>>
>> Ooops, yes.
>>
>> Hadley
>>
>>
>



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