[R] Pros and Cons of R

From: R P Herrold <herrold_at_owlriver.com>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 14:07:01 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 22 May 2008, Monica Pisica wrote:

> I don't consider packages as up-grades, i consider them as
> enhancements ..... When a new R version is in place you
> cannot up-grade your old R version, you have to do a new
> installation and re-load all the packages you used to have
> and delete / un-install the old version....

ummm -- this is of course a function of the package manager and operating system being used, and not of R intrinsicly; under an RPM package manager, this issue is not present (the CentOS community linux distribution)


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