[ESS] Release of ESS 5.3.5

Frede Aakmann Tøgersen FredeA.Togersen at agrsci.dk
Thu Aug 23 09:12:52 CEST 2007

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> Well, finding all the versions of R is going to be heuristic, 
> so there is nothing to stop you from doing both. I would 
> suggest the following:
> 1) Check a variable set by the user -- they can always 
> override things. 
> 2) Check c:/Program Files as this is the canonical and 
> default location for
>    storing programs on windows.

Yes, for the english version of Windows XP. For instance in the danish version it is


How many language-specific versions of Windoze are there?
> 3) Check the path. 
> Then the user with d:/R could either set a variable, or add R 
> to the path, while the user who just accepted the defaults 
> would have it work automatically. 
> In general, these days I try and stick with system defaults 
> where ever possible, at least for stuff not under my control. 
> Even miktex and emacs are in c:/Program Files now. 

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Med venlig hilsen / Regards

Frede Aakmann Tøgersen
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