[R] Windows Installation Without Third-Party Packages

John C Frain frainj at gmail.com
Thu Apr 9 23:16:56 CEST 2015

My understanding is that the packages installed with the windows installer
were only updated by installing a new version of R or the  patched install
file for the current version. If this is the case you you do not need to be
concerned about updates to these packages. Perhaps some one wiser that I
can confirm if my assumption is right or wrong.


John C Frain
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On 9 April 2015 at 14:42, Elliot Joel Bernstein <ejb6 at cornell.edu> wrote:

> I am trying to install R for Windows, but when I use the installer provided
> on CRAN, a number of third-party packages are installed by default (i.e.
> lattice, Matrix, codetools, etc.). If R is installed with administrator
> privileges, so it's available for all users, non-administrators can't
> update those packages. Is there any way to just install R without any
> third-party packages, and let individual users install the packages they
> want?
> Thanks.
> - Elliot
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