Re: [R] R and packages

From: J Dougherty <>
Date: Tue 21 Feb 2006 - 18:40:49 EST

You want to take the sysad by the hairy of his chinny-chin-chin and explain the issue in short sentences. He or she ought to be able produce a solution without difficulty, and should not have any problems about doing so. It IS their job.


On Monday 20 February 2006 17:07, Erin Hodgess wrote:
> Dear R People:
> Here is yet another strange problem.
> I'm using R in one of my classes. However, the computer lab has something
> called "Deep Freeze" and the students cannot save anything to the hard
> drive.
> I had R installed and things were working well. They would save their
> .Rdata files to disks.
> Now, we need to add more packages. We can't download and we can't
> bring them in via zip files (already tried both!) When the zip files
> are expanded, of course they build new directories......
> I'm completely annoyed because learning to download packages
> and installing them from local zips are actually important tasks!
> We're also losing good teaching/learning time!
> Anyhow, what I would like to do is produce a sort of combination R
> installation exe with our extra libraries as part of the package.
> Does anyone have any suggestions on how this could be done, please?
> This is R for Windows, Version 2.2.1
> Thanks for any help! Sorry about the totally weird problem!
> Sincerely,
> Erin Hodgess
> Associate Professor
> Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
> University of Houston - Downtown
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