Re: [Rd] R-devel Digest, Vol 100, Issue 28

From: John Maindonald <john.maindonald_at_anu.edu.au>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011 21:41:32 +1000

I get the same style of path as Hadley. This is on Windows 7 Home Premium with SP1. I start R by clicking on the R-2.31.0 icon.

I'd assumed that it was a change that came with R-2.13.0! (On 32-bit Windows XP, which I have just checked, I do indeed get the 8.3 paths.)

> R.home()

[1] "C:/Programs/R/R-2.13.0"
> sessionInfo()

R version 2.13.0 (2011-04-13)
Platform: x86_64-pc-mingw32/x64 (64-bit)

locale:

[1] LC_COLLATE=English_Australia.1252 
[2] LC_CTYPE=English_Australia.1252   
[3] LC_MONETARY=English_Australia.1252
[4] LC_NUMERIC=C                      
[5] LC_TIME=English_Australia.1252    

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets 
[6] methods   base     

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> From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com>
> Date: 29 June 2011 10:17:46 AM AEST
> To: Hadley Wickham <hadley_at_rice.edu>
> Cc: Simon Urbanek <simon.urbanek_at_r-project.org>, r-devel_at_r-project.org
> Subject: Re: [Rd] Small bug in install.packages?
>
>
> 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?
>
> Duncan Murdoch
>

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