.libPaths gets/sets the library trees within which packages are looked for.
.libPaths(new) .Library .Library.site
.Library is a character string giving the location of the default library, the ‘library’ subdirectory of R_HOME.
.Library.site is a (possibly empty) character vector giving the locations of the site libraries, by default the ‘site-library’ subdirectory of R_HOME (which may not exist).
.libPaths is used for getting or setting the library trees that R knows about (and hence uses when looking for packages). If called with argument
new, the library search path is set to the existing directories in
unique(c(new, .Library.site, .Library)) and this is returned. If given no argument, a character vector with the currently active library trees is returned.
Both R_LIBS_USER and R_LIBS_SITE feature possible expansion of specifiers for R version specific information as part of the startup process. The possible conversion specifiers all start with a % and are followed by a single letter (use %% to obtain %), with currently available conversion specifications as follows:
- R version number including the patchlevel (e.g., 2.5.0).
- R version number excluding the patchlevel (e.g., 2.5).
- the platform for which R was built, the value of
- the underlying operating system, the value of
- the architecture (CPU) R was built on/for, the value of
version for details on R version information.)
.libPaths always uses the values of
.Library.site in the base namespace.
.Library.site can be set by the site in ‘Rprofile.site’, which should be followed by a call to
.libPaths(.libPaths()) to make use of the updated value.
For consistency, the paths are always normalized by
normalizePath(winslash = "/").
A character vector of file paths.
Becker, R. A., Chambers, J. M. and Wilks, A. R. (1988) The New S Language. Wadsworth & Brooks/Cole.
.libPaths() # all library trees R knows about
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