[ESS] Finding Rterm in R 2.12.0 on Windows

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Thu Feb 3 18:52:08 CET 2011

On 02/ 3/11 04:26 AM, Stephen Eglen wrote:
> Paul makes some excellent points here.   I don't use Windows, but I too
> am surprised about these complications.  Does anyone have experience of
> other interfaces to R and how they deal with this?
> As an aside, I've recently started using "homebrew" for my mac for
> installing software, and I think it is pretty smart.  (Ok, this is a
> unix machine, rather than windows, but same principle applies.)  It does
> the install into say /usr/local/Cellar/R-2.12.1/...  and then puts
> symlinks into /usr/local/bin so that the /usr/local/bin always points to
> the most recently installed version.  Mac users - take a look:
> http://mxcl.github.com/homebrew/
> Stephen

Well, in almost all matters R, I would defer to Stephen.  However, I
don't understand your remark.  On Mac OS X, whichever version of R you 
installed last (presumably the latest), is always found at /usr/bin/R
I must be missing your point entirely.


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