[R] Fwd: Opening R in 64-bit version by default

From: Michael Sumner <mdsumner_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 10:55:41 +1000

When you installed R there should be shortcuts on your desktop, or under /R/ in the start menu unless you opted for the installation to not create those.

Click (or double-click) the one that has a name like "R x64 2.13.0" - the x64 indicates that the shortcut is for the 64-bit R. You won't have this if you opted not to install the 64-bit R components.

Use that shortcut every time to start R, and when it's running right-click the task bar item and click "Pin this program to tasksbar" to make it super accessible.

If you have R older than 2.12.0 then the 32-bit and 64-bit installers are separate, but you don't specify your version and you should use the latest in any case.

If you have shortcuts for 32-bit R, or other versions then you'll need to clean up or organize them in whatever way works best for you.

Cheers, Mike.

On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 5:23 AM, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com>wrote:

> On 24/05/2011 1:27 PM, Josh Browning wrote:
>
>> Oh, of course, sorry. I'm running Windows 7. Thanks!
>>
>
> Your question is probably a question for Microsoft. Why doesn't whatever
> you did work?
>
> Someone here might be able to help if you describe what you did. I just
> tried "Open with..." and selected Rgui.exe from the bin/x64 directory, and
> that failed. A couple of other things I tried worked:
>
> 1. Edit the registry key
>
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\RWorkspace\shell\open\command
>
> 2. Rename the bin/x64/Rgui.exe file to something else, and ask to open
> with that.
>
> Duncan Murdoch
>
> Josh
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: David Winsemius [mailto:dwinsemius_at_comcast.net]
>> Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 11:25 AM
>> To: Josh Browning
>> Cc: r-help_at_r-project.org
>> Subject: Re: [R] Opening R in 64-bit version by default
>>
>>
>> On May 24, 2011, at 11:03 AM, Josh Browning wrote:
>>
>> > Hi Everyone,
>> >
>> > This may be a dumb question, but I can't seem to figure it out. I
>> > have
>> > 32 and 64 bit versions of R installed on my machine, and I'd really
>> > like
>> > the 64-bit version to be the default (i.e. what opens when I open up a
>> > workspace). I've tried right-clicking on the workspace and setting
>> > the
>> > default option as the 64 bit version, but it still opens the workspace
>> > in 32-bit. Am I missing something here? Any help would be greatly
>> > appreciated!
>>
>> Shirley, you don't expect us to read your mind. OS?
>>
>> --
>> David Winsemius, MD
>> West Hartford, CT
>>
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-- 
Michael Sumner
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