[ESS] feature request: look more places for R on windows

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Thu Mar 28 21:42:46 CET 2013

On 03/28/2013 03:27 PM, Martin Maechler wrote:
> Hmm... definitely no Windows developer on this end,  but still:
> I've recently advertized to a close family member who works in a
> regulated environment, Windows only +
> Big brother is installing also software company wide,
> that you can easily install R and use it without admin priviledges...
> and received a very grateful response.
> Now Ross makes use exactly of this situation.
> I think it would be very nice if ESS on Windows searched the user home
> directory as well.
> A propos registry; I think we still do not use it even though we had a
> (patch ?) proposal a couple of months ago to do it?
> Martin

Right.  The proposal went nowhere, mainly, for the reasons I indicated.

Rodney Sparapani, PhD  Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research
Sr. Biostatistician               http://www.mcw.edu/pcor
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WWLD?:  What Would Lombardi Do?   Milwaukee, WI, USA

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