Not exactly sure why RStudio cannot pick this up or if there is
going to be anything we can do about it at this time. Just to
verify, you are able to get this running, but you have to manually
select your version of R by holding the Ctrl key
at startup? Also were there any log files if you don't get it to
3 Posted by Ned Pointsman on 09 Aug, 2012 01:23 PM
That's correct --- I can get it running by manually selecting the R
version. I don't even need to hold down Ctrl; the dialog box comes up
automatically. There are no log files.
Thus, as noted, this is a very minor issue ---- more of a "nitpick". But
for future versions it would be great to be able to encode the desired R
installation so as to bypass/override BOTH the "official" detected version
(if one exists) and the dialog box. Perhaps via a command-line option for
RStudio itself? I'm envisioning something like:
rstudio.exe --rinstall "E:\Work\R-2.15.1"
or something like that. Not sure if this would create other problems.
More broadly, a fully portable version, even if it meant reduced
features/customizability, would be great, at least for my purposes. (I
know that RStudio Server is better for teaching, but I don't have access to
a server yet...)