[R] R and default library

Deepayan Sarkar deepayan at stat.wisc.edu
Wed Nov 20 20:58:04 CET 2002

(Assuming that you are on Unix/Linux,) You can install libraries from source 
to anywhere you want by using the -l flag to R INSTALL, e.g.

R INSTALL -l ~/R/library <package>.tar.gz

You can load them inside R by 

library(package, lib.loc = "~/R/library")

(If you want to do this often, you might want to have a .Renviron file under ~ 
with the line


in which case library() will search for a package there before looking in the 
system wide location.)

On Wednesday 20 November 2002 11:39 am, Ronaldo Reis Jr. wrote:
> Hi,
> I have R installed in a system, but I need to install some packages as
> normal user on linux. Is possible to R use others library to get packages
> or one by one?
> Ex.
> I have some main package installed in /usr/lib/R/library
> And now I need to install my own packages in ~/R/library
> And I need to use the packages in main library and in my own library.
> Its possible?
> Thanks
> Ronaldo

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