A typical use of this file (from the command line) is How to find debugging information Sources for R and R packages in RAnd Friends Using R as a web service: statconn WS How to upgrade R with our packages installed statconn.
Since R 2.14 is included with Ubuntu 12.4, and I’d rather use R 2.15, I’d like to run with the latest R builds on my Ubuntu system.
Fortunately this is very easy, as there is a maintained repository for Ubuntu builds of R on CRAN.
Full instructions are provided on CRAN, but here is the quick summary.
If you want to upgrade your installed version of R, the process is somewhat involved, but doable.
These insturctions cover the case that you have statconn DCOM and RExcel and only want to update R, but keep statconn DCOM and RExcel.
You have to be administrator to perform the following necessary steps, and you need to have a working internet connection during the process.Install R by getting the installer file for the latest version of R from your favorite CRAN mirror.Run the installer, and be careful to do a custom install selecting the SDI interface and allow R to write its registry entry.Transfer the packages you have installed in addition to the recommended packages.Just copying the subdirectory of your old R installation alone is to dangerous, and this is true in general, not only in relation to our packages.There are two problems: you might overwrite the recommended libraries which are part of the R installation itself by older versions, and you might install older version of packages with the new version of R which might make them unusable. This file allows you to copy packages from your old R installation to the new one without overwriting already installed packages like the recommended packages.