[R] R install/libraries

Jeff Newmiller jdnewmil at dcn.davis.ca.us
Mon Jan 9 10:03:37 CET 2017

You seem to have shafted yourself by thinking you need to run R as administrator... ever.

Use Run as Administrator to run the command line and delete your My Documents/R folder and then exit that command line and stay out of it and don't run R as administrator again, because by doing so you prevent yourself from using it as it is intended... non-administrator.

Don't make any effort to modify the system library. It is unnecessary and only causes trouble. If R doesn't re-create your personal library for you then you can re-create My Documents/R/win-library/3.3 yourself with File Explorer. 



Sent from my phone. Please excuse my brevity.

On January 8, 2017 8:52:24 PM PST, Chris <chris.barker at barkerstats.com> wrote:
>I'd appreciate a tip on (re-)installing libraries for R on my windows
>I have a windows (Windows 7)  computer and a recent version of R
>installed (3.3.2).  I discovered that when I install R libraries they
>install to the "my documents" folder rather than to "program files"This
>seems to also create problems installing the dependent libraries when a
>library installs.
>I'm presuming that R libraries are not installing to "program files"
>due to some permission/administrator privilege problems.
>I have tried manually copying files from my documents to program files
>which didn't seem to completely fix the problem.
>I also installed "r studio" but that hasn't resolved the problem of
>libraries not finding other libraries it depends on.A specific example,
>typically I use Frank Harrel's HMISC, however in my current
>installation it doesn't find "openssl". 
>installation tips appreciated.
> Chris Barker, Ph.D.
>Adjunct Associate Professor of Biostatistics - UIC-SPH
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>Statistical Planning and Analysis Services, Inc.
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