[R] [R-pkgs] batchfiles for Windows

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue 05 Jul 2005 - 22:57:26 EST

batchfiles, available on CRAN at


consists of a set of Windows XP batch files (they may run on NT/2000 too but that has not been tested) which facilitate:

  1. starting R, automatically locating it in the registry each time they are run, so that when a new version of R is installed its not necessary to update them all
    • Rcmd.bat, Rgui.bat, R.bat
  2. copying configuration files to new versions of R when R is updated and optionally updating MiKTeX to be consistent with a new R version. After a one-time configuration just run the batch file after each new download and install of R
    • Rrefresh.bat
  3. use of .Rbuildignore when checking and installing R packages automatically running a build first and then 'Rcmd CHECK' or 'Rcmd INSTALL' in one step. Also sets R_LIBS to .../R/library if R_LIBS has not already been set.
    • makepkgs.bat
  4. locating various R tools that are used in building R packages on your system by querying the registry.
    • Rfind.bat

Comments welcome.

Gabor Grothendieck

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