[R] Installing packages from source on WindowsXP

From: Tyler Smith <tyler.smith_at_mail.mcgill.ca>
Date: Fri 22 Apr 2005 - 23:46:34 EST

Ok, I uninstalled my copy of HHW (and deleted the extra file from the Rtools/bin folder), and reinstalled from the murdoch-sutherland site.  From what I read there I think it's the same version, and I actually get a warning that I already have a newer version installed on my machine (1.3.1) anyways. Just for good measure I installed it to C:\HTMLHelpWorkshop, instead of the default location in Program Files\HTML Help Workshop, in case the spaces in the folder names was an issue. I updated the Path variable and voila, everything seems to be working fine. So, whatever the actual problem was, it's gone now. Magic. Thanks!!

On a related note, now that I seem to be on top of installing packages from source files, is there any advantage to installing the R software itself from source files? From the help files that sounds even trickier...


Tyler Smith

PhD Candidate
Department of Plant Science
McGill University


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