Re: [R] setting the environment variable R_LIBS

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <>
Date: Tue 03 Oct 2006 - 15:35:58 GMT

On 3 October 2006 at 11:19, Leeds, Mark \(IED\) wrote:
| Thanks to Peter Dalgaard , I have made some decent progress as far as
| getting R to work in linux . I just want to set my environment variable
| R_LIBS to /u/etlfs/dev/users/leedsmar/R/library ( in linux ) so that I
| can install specific packages. Does anyone know the syntax and in which
| file I set this variable ( .Rprofile etc ).
| I've looked in the installation manual ( i'm mainly on pg 14 ) but I
| can't find the answers to these 2 questions. thanks.

See '?Startup', you want ~/.Renviron

~> cat ~/.Renviron

This really is all documented.... Googling for 'Setting R_LIBS' gets several hundreds hit, maybe you could try that ...


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