[R] Making links in per-session dir

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon May 21 13:31:28 CEST 2007

The short answer is no.

When you say you have the 'hole R system installed', what did you mean? 
This is not slow if you have all of R installed, but it might be if you 
have all of CRAN installed.

But how do you know that is where the time is being spent?  You get a 
message that it is making links, but not that it has finished doing so. I 
think you will find it is the next step (make.packages.html()) that takes 
the time.  On my system with all of CRAN and all of BioC installed, the 
linking takes about 3s and the next step takes 20 (at a time it was 
heavily loaded).

On Mon, 21 May 2007, Ronaldo Reis Junior wrote:

> Hi,
> When I use help.start() R spends some time to make links in per-session dir. I
> have a hole R system installed. It is possible to make these links permanent
> to avoid spend this time in help.start()?
> Thanks
> Ronaldo

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