Re: [R] Is R portable?

From: Peter Dalgaard <P.Dalgaard_at_biostat.ku.dk>
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2007 19:26:43 +0100

michael watson (IAH-C) wrote:
> I opened this hoping someone had installed R on windows mobile or simbian.... :(
>
I think that's Symbian with a 'y'.

The toolchain availability tends to get in the way. Linux-based gadgets could prove easier. I do wonder from time to time whether there really is a market for R on cellphones...
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> From: r-help-bounces_at_r-project.org on behalf of Duncan Murdoch
> Sent: Tue 04/12/2007 10:54 PM
> To: Tom Backer Johnsen
> Cc: r-help_at_stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [R] Is R portable?
>
>
>
> On 04/12/2007 5:25 PM, Tom Backer Johnsen wrote:
>
>> Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>>
>>> On Tue, 4 Dec 2007, John Kane wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>> I simply installed R onto a USB stick, downloaded my
>>>> normal packages to it and it works fine under Windows.
>>>>
>>> Yes, on Windows, but
>>>
>>> 1) There are other OSes,
>>>
>>> 2) This didn't just happen: it needed some careful design, including
>>> some caching to make it run fast from a USB disk.
>>>
>> Nice to discover good planning. Am I then correct in my
>> understanding: Installing R under Windows does not require any
>> registry entries, the installation is essentially to unpack the
>> necessary files in the correct directories?
>>
>
> Yes. It does record some information in the registry, but that's purely
> optional. The only problem you're likely to run into is using external
> software with R, that might look in the registry to find where R was
> installed.
>
> Duncan Murdoch
>
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