[R] packages in non-system directories

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Thu Oct 24 22:56:58 CEST 2002

Roger Peng <rpeng at stat.ucla.edu> writes:

> Quick question about installing packages on a system where you do not have
> root access.  Suppose a person is using R on a shared system where he
> cannot write to the installation directory (i.e. /usr/local/lib/R).  What
> general advice would you give regarding where to install packages from
> CRAN. Should he use the R_LIBS environment variable or maybe .libPaths()
> in R or .Renviron?

Quick answer:

echo 'R_LIBS=/home/pd/Rlibrary' > /home/pd/.Renviron

which of course can be varied in several ways.

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