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Portable R in zip file for Windows

juancentro
I read a message from 2009 or 2010 where it mentioned the availability of R
for Windows in a zip file, no installation required. It would be very
useful for me. Is this still available somewhere?

Thanks

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Re: Portable R in zip file for Windows

Jeff Newmiller
I have never used it, but Google sez look here [1]. You should learn to speak Google also.

[1] https://sourceforge.net/projects/rportable/
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On January 24, 2018 7:11:49 PM PST, Juan Manuel Truppia <[hidden email]> wrote:

>I read a message from 2009 or 2010 where it mentioned the availability
>of R
>for Windows in a zip file, no installation required. It would be very
>useful for me. Is this still available somewhere?
>
>Thanks
>
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Re: Portable R in zip file for Windows

juancentro
Im already aware of that. Needs the portable apps framework to work.
Thanks for the cheap hit by the way

On Thu, Jan 25, 2018, 00:30 Jeff Newmiller <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I have never used it, but Google sez look here [1]. You should learn to
> speak Google also.
>
> [1] https://sourceforge.net/projects/rportable/
> --
> Sent from my phone. Please excuse my brevity.
>
> On January 24, 2018 7:11:49 PM PST, Juan Manuel Truppia <
> [hidden email]> wrote:
> >I read a message from 2009 or 2010 where it mentioned the availability
> >of R
> >for Windows in a zip file, no installation required. It would be very
> >useful for me. Is this still available somewhere?
> >
> >Thanks
> >
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Re: Portable R in zip file for Windows

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I have not done this is years, but I think that I just installed R on a USB stick and it was fine. But that was probably 10 years ago so things may have changed completely since then.
 

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 I read a message from 2009 or 2010 where it mentioned the availability of R
for Windows in a zip file, no installation required. It would be very
useful for me. Is this still available somewhere?

Thanks

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Re: Portable R in zip file for Windows

juancentro
Yes, that works, but I can't use USB sticks. It has to be a downloadable
zip file


On Thu, Jan 25, 2018, 09:37 John Kane <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I have not done this is years, but I think that I just installed R on a
> USB stick and it was fine. But that was probably 10 years ago so things may
> have changed completely since then.
>
>
> On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 10:12:09 PM EST, Juan Manuel Truppia <
> [hidden email]> wrote:
>
>
> I read a message from 2009 or 2010 where it mentioned the availability of R
> for Windows in a zip file, no installation required. It would be very
> useful for me. Is this still available somewhere?
>
> Thanks
>
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Re: Portable R in zip file for Windows

PIKAL Petr
Hm. I wonder what is your intention. R is a program, it needs to be installed somewhere. You could install it on USB stick from where it could be run. But you said you cannot use USB stick.

So you need to install R program and you could probably make a zip file from this installation and put it on USB stick or to Dropbox or ...

But you most probably cannot run it from this zip file directly, you need to unzip it somewhere. In that case why not install R directly to "somewhere"?

Cheers
Petr

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> Yes, that works, but I can't use USB sticks. It has to be a downloadable zip file
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 25, 2018, 09:37 John Kane <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> > I have not done this is years, but I think that I just installed R on
> > a USB stick and it was fine. But that was probably 10 years ago so
> > things may have changed completely since then.
> >
> >
> > On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 10:12:09 PM EST, Juan Manuel Truppia <
> > [hidden email]> wrote:
> >
> >
> > I read a message from 2009 or 2010 where it mentioned the availability
> > of R for Windows in a zip file, no installation required. It would be
> > very useful for me. Is this still available somewhere?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
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Re: Portable R in zip file for Windows

Ista Zahn
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On Jan 25, 2018 6:38 AM, "Juan Manuel Truppia" <[hidden email]> wrote:

Im already aware of that. Needs the portable apps framework to work.
Thanks for the cheap hit by the way


Thanks for wasting everyones time by failing to mention the things you
already looked at and why they were unsuitable. Please study
http://catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html to learn how to avoid
repeating this mistake.

Best,
Ista

On Thu, Jan 25, 2018, 00:30 Jeff Newmiller <[hidden email]> wrote:

> I have never used it, but Google sez look here [1]. You should learn to
> speak Google also.
>
> [1] https://sourceforge.net/projects/rportable/
> --
> Sent from my phone. Please excuse my brevity.
>
> On January 24, 2018 7:11:49 PM PST, Juan Manuel Truppia <
> [hidden email]> wrote:
> >I read a message from 2009 or 2010 where it mentioned the availability
> >of R
> >for Windows in a zip file, no installation required. It would be very
> >useful for me. Is this still available somewhere?
> >
> >Thanks
> >
> >       [[alternative HTML version deleted]]
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Re: Portable R in zip file for Windows

Gabor Grothendieck
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I believe that the ordinary Windows installer for R can produce a
portable result by choosing the appropriate configuration options from the
offered screens when you run the installer  Be sure to enter the desired
path in the Select Destination Location screen, choose Yes on the
Startup options screen and ensure that all boxes are unchecked on the
Select additional tasks screen.

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> I read a message from 2009 or 2010 where it mentioned the availability of R
> for Windows in a zip file, no installation required. It would be very
> useful for me. Is this still available somewhere?
>
> Thanks
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Re: Portable R in zip file for Windows

juancentro
What is wrong with you guys? I asked for a zip, like R Studio has for
example. Totally clear.
I cant execute exes. But I can unzip files.
Thanks Gabor, I had that in mind, but can't execute the exe due to security
restrictions.
Geez, really, treating people who ask questions this way just makes you
don't want to ask a single one.

On Thu, Jan 25, 2018, 11:19 Gabor Grothendieck <[hidden email]>
wrote:

> I believe that the ordinary Windows installer for R can produce a
> portable result by choosing the appropriate configuration options from the
> offered screens when you run the installer  Be sure to enter the desired
> path in the Select Destination Location screen, choose Yes on the
> Startup options screen and ensure that all boxes are unchecked on the
> Select additional tasks screen.
>
> On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 10:11 PM, Juan Manuel Truppia
> <[hidden email]> wrote:
> > I read a message from 2009 or 2010 where it mentioned the availability
> of R
> > for Windows in a zip file, no installation required. It would be very
> > useful for me. Is this still available somewhere?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> >         [[alternative HTML version deleted]]
> >
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>
>
>
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Re: Portable R in zip file for Windows

Ista Zahn
On Jan 25, 2018 3:05 PM, "Juan Manuel Truppia" <[hidden email]> wrote:

What is wrong with you guys? I asked for a zip, like R Studio has for
example. Totally clear.


The responsew you recieved suggest that your question was not as clear as
you expected. You then treated a person trying to help you with disrespect.
This is not an effective way to motivate people to help you.

I cant execute exes. But I can unzip files.
Thanks Gabor, I had that in mind, but can't execute the exe due to security
restrictions.


Again, this information should have been in your original question. By
failing to mention that you had considered and rejected this option for
security reasons you caused Gabor to waste time suggesting it.

The bottom line is that you asked a lazy question and failed to include
helpful information that would have helped people help you. You then
responded rudely when people failed to read your mind. You can and should
learn do better.


Geez, really, treating people who ask questions this way just makes you
don't want to ask a single one.


Learn how to ask as I suggested and I'm confident things will go better
next time.

Best,
Ista


On Thu, Jan 25, 2018, 11:19 Gabor Grothendieck <[hidden email]>
wrote:

> I believe that the ordinary Windows installer for R can produce a
> portable result by choosing the appropriate configuration options from the
> offered screens when you run the installer  Be sure to enter the desired
> path in the Select Destination Location screen, choose Yes on the
> Startup options screen and ensure that all boxes are unchecked on the
> Select additional tasks screen.
>
> On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 10:11 PM, Juan Manuel Truppia
> <[hidden email]> wrote:
> > I read a message from 2009 or 2010 where it mentioned the availability
> of R
> > for Windows in a zip file, no installation required. It would be very
> > useful for me. Is this still available somewhere?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
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>
>
>
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Re: Portable R in zip file for Windows

John C Frain
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Can you please explain where you get the R-studio zip file and how you
manage to run r-studio from it without expanding it.  I do not see how this
is possible and would be delighted if you would share that knowledge with
us.  Obviously this possibility has not occurred to anyone on the list

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On 25 January 2018 at 20:04, Juan Manuel Truppia <[hidden email]>
wrote:

> What is wrong with you guys? I asked for a zip, like R Studio has for
> example. Totally clear.
> I cant execute exes. But I can unzip files.
> Thanks Gabor, I had that in mind, but can't execute the exe due to security
> restrictions.
> Geez, really, treating people who ask questions this way just makes you
> don't want to ask a single one.
>
> On Thu, Jan 25, 2018, 11:19 Gabor Grothendieck <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>
> > I believe that the ordinary Windows installer for R can produce a
> > portable result by choosing the appropriate configuration options from
> the
> > offered screens when you run the installer  Be sure to enter the desired
> > path in the Select Destination Location screen, choose Yes on the
> > Startup options screen and ensure that all boxes are unchecked on the
> > Select additional tasks screen.
> >
> > On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 10:11 PM, Juan Manuel Truppia
> > <[hidden email]> wrote:
> > > I read a message from 2009 or 2010 where it mentioned the availability
> > of R
> > > for Windows in a zip file, no installation required. It would be very
> > > useful for me. Is this still available somewhere?
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > >
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> >
> >
> >
> > --
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Re: Portable R in zip file for Windows

juancentro
From the R Studio downloads, look below the installers. This is off topic
however. If there is no zipped, no exe, no installation required of R, then
I thank you very much for your help and trolling.

(BTW, I think my question was pretty clear, concise and specific, I
appreciate that some of you tried to solve a problem related to what I
have, but I have already reviewed all options, and what I need is basically
a zip of a working installation of the current version of R that I can
download out of CRAN or a similar trusted site)

On Thu, Jan 25, 2018, 19:59 John C Frain <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Can you please explain where you get the R-studio zip file and how you
> manage to run r-studio from it without expanding it.  I do not see how this
> is possible and would be delighted if you would share that knowledge with
> us.  Obviously this possibility has not occurred to anyone on the list
>
> John C Frain
> 3 Aranleigh Park
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=3+Aranleigh+Park+Rathfarnham+Dublin&entry=gmail&source=g>
> Rathfarnham
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> Dublin
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=3+Aranleigh+Park+Rathfarnham+Dublin&entry=gmail&source=g>
> 14
> Ireland
> www.tcd.ie/Economics/staff/frainj/home.html
> mailto:[hidden email]
> mailto:[hidden email]
>
> On 25 January 2018 at 20:04, Juan Manuel Truppia <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>
>> What is wrong with you guys? I asked for a zip, like R Studio has for
>> example. Totally clear.
>> I cant execute exes. But I can unzip files.
>> Thanks Gabor, I had that in mind, but can't execute the exe due to
>> security
>> restrictions.
>> Geez, really, treating people who ask questions this way just makes you
>> don't want to ask a single one.
>>
>> On Thu, Jan 25, 2018, 11:19 Gabor Grothendieck <[hidden email]>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > I believe that the ordinary Windows installer for R can produce a
>> > portable result by choosing the appropriate configuration options from
>> the
>> > offered screens when you run the installer  Be sure to enter the desired
>> > path in the Select Destination Location screen, choose Yes on the
>> > Startup options screen and ensure that all boxes are unchecked on the
>> > Select additional tasks screen.
>> >
>> > On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 10:11 PM, Juan Manuel Truppia
>> > <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> > > I read a message from 2009 or 2010 where it mentioned the availability
>> > of R
>> > > for Windows in a zip file, no installation required. It would be very
>> > > useful for me. Is this still available somewhere?
>> > >
>> > > Thanks
>> > >
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>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > --
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>> > tel: 1-877-GKX-GROUP
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Re: Portable R in zip file for Windows

Gabor Grothendieck
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Can you clarify what the nature of the security restriction is?

If you can't run the R installer then how it is that you could run R?
That would still involve running an external exe even if it came
in a zip file.

Could it be that the restriction is not on running exe files but on
downloading them?

If that is it then there are obvious workarounds (rename it not
to have an exe externsion or zip it using another machine,
upload to the cloud and download onto the restricted machine)
but it might be safer to just ask the powers that be to download it
for you.  You probably don't need a new version of R more than
once a year.


On Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 3:04 PM, Juan Manuel Truppia
<[hidden email]> wrote:

> What is wrong with you guys? I asked for a zip, like R Studio has for
> example. Totally clear.
> I cant execute exes. But I can unzip files.
> Thanks Gabor, I had that in mind, but can't execute the exe due to security
> restrictions.
> Geez, really, treating people who ask questions this way just makes you
> don't want to ask a single one.
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 25, 2018, 11:19 Gabor Grothendieck <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>>
>> I believe that the ordinary Windows installer for R can produce a
>> portable result by choosing the appropriate configuration options from the
>> offered screens when you run the installer  Be sure to enter the desired
>> path in the Select Destination Location screen, choose Yes on the
>> Startup options screen and ensure that all boxes are unchecked on the
>> Select additional tasks screen.
>>
>> On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 10:11 PM, Juan Manuel Truppia
>> <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> > I read a message from 2009 or 2010 where it mentioned the availability
>> > of R
>> > for Windows in a zip file, no installation required. It would be very
>> > useful for me. Is this still available somewhere?
>> >
>> > Thanks
>> >
>> >         [[alternative HTML version deleted]]
>> >
>> > ______________________________________________
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>> > http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
>> > and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
>>
>>
>>
>> --
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>> GKX Group, GKX Associates Inc.
>> tel: 1-877-GKX-GROUP
>> email: ggrothendieck at gmail.com



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Re: Portable R in zip file for Windows

juancentro
Pretty good question Gabor. I can execute R once it is installed (if
someone with rights installs it before) but not the installer. I can
download the installer (with some pain). I know that some installers are
actually compressed files in disguise, but I think this is not the case
with R, right?
I will study the exact nature of the restriction, and get back to you.
Nevertheless, having a installer and a "portable" version is something
pretty common (R Studio, Notepad++ and 7Zip pop to my mind now) and pretty
helpful to deal with security restrictions, so I thought R had one,
somewhere.

On Fri, Jan 26, 2018, 00:49 Gabor Grothendieck <[hidden email]>
wrote:

> Can you clarify what the nature of the security restriction is?
>
> If you can't run the R installer then how it is that you could run R?
> That would still involve running an external exe even if it came
> in a zip file.
>
> Could it be that the restriction is not on running exe files but on
> downloading them?
>
> If that is it then there are obvious workarounds (rename it not
> to have an exe externsion or zip it using another machine,
> upload to the cloud and download onto the restricted machine)
> but it might be safer to just ask the powers that be to download it
> for you.  You probably don't need a new version of R more than
> once a year.
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 3:04 PM, Juan Manuel Truppia
> <[hidden email]> wrote:
> > What is wrong with you guys? I asked for a zip, like R Studio has for
> > example. Totally clear.
> > I cant execute exes. But I can unzip files.
> > Thanks Gabor, I had that in mind, but can't execute the exe due to
> security
> > restrictions.
> > Geez, really, treating people who ask questions this way just makes you
> > don't want to ask a single one.
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Jan 25, 2018, 11:19 Gabor Grothendieck <[hidden email]>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> I believe that the ordinary Windows installer for R can produce a
> >> portable result by choosing the appropriate configuration options from
> the
> >> offered screens when you run the installer  Be sure to enter the desired
> >> path in the Select Destination Location screen, choose Yes on the
> >> Startup options screen and ensure that all boxes are unchecked on the
> >> Select additional tasks screen.
> >>
> >> On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 10:11 PM, Juan Manuel Truppia
> >> <[hidden email]> wrote:
> >> > I read a message from 2009 or 2010 where it mentioned the availability
> >> > of R
> >> > for Windows in a zip file, no installation required. It would be very
> >> > useful for me. Is this still available somewhere?
> >> >
> >> > Thanks
> >> >
> >> >         [[alternative HTML version deleted]]
> >> >
> >> > ______________________________________________
> >> > [hidden email] mailing list -- To UNSUBSCRIBE and more, see
> >> > https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help
> >> > PLEASE do read the posting guide
> >> > http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
> >> > and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Statistics & Software Consulting
> >> GKX Group, GKX Associates Inc.
> >> tel: 1-877-GKX-GROUP
> >> email: ggrothendieck at gmail.com
>
>
>
> --
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> tel: 1-877-GKX-GROUP
> email: ggrothendieck at gmail.com
>

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Re: Portable R in zip file for Windows

Tóth Dénes
Hi Juan,

you might find this useful: https://sourceforge.net/projects/rportable/

Cheers,
Denes

On 01/26/2018 11:57 AM, Juan Manuel Truppia wrote:

> Pretty good question Gabor. I can execute R once it is installed (if
> someone with rights installs it before) but not the installer. I can
> download the installer (with some pain). I know that some installers are
> actually compressed files in disguise, but I think this is not the case
> with R, right?
> I will study the exact nature of the restriction, and get back to you.
> Nevertheless, having a installer and a "portable" version is something
> pretty common (R Studio, Notepad++ and 7Zip pop to my mind now) and pretty
> helpful to deal with security restrictions, so I thought R had one,
> somewhere.
>
> On Fri, Jan 26, 2018, 00:49 Gabor Grothendieck <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>
>> Can you clarify what the nature of the security restriction is?
>>
>> If you can't run the R installer then how it is that you could run R?
>> That would still involve running an external exe even if it came
>> in a zip file.
>>
>> Could it be that the restriction is not on running exe files but on
>> downloading them?
>>
>> If that is it then there are obvious workarounds (rename it not
>> to have an exe externsion or zip it using another machine,
>> upload to the cloud and download onto the restricted machine)
>> but it might be safer to just ask the powers that be to download it
>> for you.  You probably don't need a new version of R more than
>> once a year.
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 3:04 PM, Juan Manuel Truppia
>> <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>> What is wrong with you guys? I asked for a zip, like R Studio has for
>>> example. Totally clear.
>>> I cant execute exes. But I can unzip files.
>>> Thanks Gabor, I had that in mind, but can't execute the exe due to
>> security
>>> restrictions.
>>> Geez, really, treating people who ask questions this way just makes you
>>> don't want to ask a single one.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, Jan 25, 2018, 11:19 Gabor Grothendieck <[hidden email]>
>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I believe that the ordinary Windows installer for R can produce a
>>>> portable result by choosing the appropriate configuration options from
>> the
>>>> offered screens when you run the installer  Be sure to enter the desired
>>>> path in the Select Destination Location screen, choose Yes on the
>>>> Startup options screen and ensure that all boxes are unchecked on the
>>>> Select additional tasks screen.
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 10:11 PM, Juan Manuel Truppia
>>>> <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>>>> I read a message from 2009 or 2010 where it mentioned the availability
>>>>> of R
>>>>> for Windows in a zip file, no installation required. It would be very
>>>>> useful for me. Is this still available somewhere?
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>
>>>>>          [[alternative HTML version deleted]]
>>>>>
>>>>> ______________________________________________
>>>>> [hidden email] mailing list -- To UNSUBSCRIBE and more, see
>>>>> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help
>>>>> PLEASE do read the posting guide
>>>>> http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
>>>>> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Statistics & Software Consulting
>>>> GKX Group, GKX Associates Inc.
>>>> tel: 1-877-GKX-GROUP
>>>> email: ggrothendieck at gmail.com
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Statistics & Software Consulting
>> GKX Group, GKX Associates Inc.
>> tel: 1-877-GKX-GROUP
>> email: ggrothendieck at gmail.com
>>
>
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Re: Portable R in zip file for Windows

Duncan Murdoch-2
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On 26/01/2018 5:57 AM, Juan Manuel Truppia wrote:

> Pretty good question Gabor. I can execute R once it is installed (if
> someone with rights installs it before) but not the installer. I can
> download the installer (with some pain). I know that some installers are
> actually compressed files in disguise, but I think this is not the case
> with R, right?
> I will study the exact nature of the restriction, and get back to you.
> Nevertheless, having a installer and a "portable" version is something
> pretty common (R Studio, Notepad++ and 7Zip pop to my mind now) and pretty
> helpful to deal with security restrictions, so I thought R had one,
> somewhere.

I don't know what's involved in putting together such a thing, but my
guess is that official R sources will not do so.  Generally speaking, R
doesn't support efforts to circumvent security safeguards.

When I was a member of R Core, we used to get enough trouble from false
positive warnings from virus checkers.  If R Core started actively
trying to support system abuse, it would cause far more trouble for them.

Of course, since R is open source, there's nothing to stop some third
party from putting together a way to run R despite security policies
that forbid it.  And nothing to stop them from inserting their own
malicious code into the .zip file.

Duncan Murdoch

>
> On Fri, Jan 26, 2018, 00:49 Gabor Grothendieck <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>
>> Can you clarify what the nature of the security restriction is?
>>
>> If you can't run the R installer then how it is that you could run R?
>> That would still involve running an external exe even if it came
>> in a zip file.
>>
>> Could it be that the restriction is not on running exe files but on
>> downloading them?
>>
>> If that is it then there are obvious workarounds (rename it not
>> to have an exe externsion or zip it using another machine,
>> upload to the cloud and download onto the restricted machine)
>> but it might be safer to just ask the powers that be to download it
>> for you.  You probably don't need a new version of R more than
>> once a year.
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 3:04 PM, Juan Manuel Truppia
>> <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>> What is wrong with you guys? I asked for a zip, like R Studio has for
>>> example. Totally clear.
>>> I cant execute exes. But I can unzip files.
>>> Thanks Gabor, I had that in mind, but can't execute the exe due to
>> security
>>> restrictions.
>>> Geez, really, treating people who ask questions this way just makes you
>>> don't want to ask a single one.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Thu, Jan 25, 2018, 11:19 Gabor Grothendieck <[hidden email]>
>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I believe that the ordinary Windows installer for R can produce a
>>>> portable result by choosing the appropriate configuration options from
>> the
>>>> offered screens when you run the installer  Be sure to enter the desired
>>>> path in the Select Destination Location screen, choose Yes on the
>>>> Startup options screen and ensure that all boxes are unchecked on the
>>>> Select additional tasks screen.
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 10:11 PM, Juan Manuel Truppia
>>>> <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>>>> I read a message from 2009 or 2010 where it mentioned the availability
>>>>> of R
>>>>> for Windows in a zip file, no installation required. It would be very
>>>>> useful for me. Is this still available somewhere?
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks
>>>>>
>>>>>          [[alternative HTML version deleted]]
>>>>>
>>>>> ______________________________________________
>>>>> [hidden email] mailing list -- To UNSUBSCRIBE and more, see
>>>>> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help
>>>>> PLEASE do read the posting guide
>>>>> http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
>>>>> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Statistics & Software Consulting
>>>> GKX Group, GKX Associates Inc.
>>>> tel: 1-877-GKX-GROUP
>>>> email: ggrothendieck at gmail.com
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Statistics & Software Consulting
>> GKX Group, GKX Associates Inc.
>> tel: 1-877-GKX-GROUP
>> email: ggrothendieck at gmail.com
>>
>
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Re: Portable R in zip file for Windows

JohnDee
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On Thu, 25 Jan 2018 20:04:33 +0000
Juan Manuel Truppia <[hidden email]> wrote:

> What is wrong with you guys? I asked for a zip, like R Studio has for
> example. Totally clear.
> I cant execute exes. But I can unzip files.
> Thanks Gabor, I had that in mind, but can't execute the exe due to
> security restrictions.
> Geez, really, treating people who ask questions this way just makes
> you don't want to ask a single one.
>
Your concept of "totally clear" lacks a good deal of clarity.  You
pretty much ignored providing any indication of what your problem is,
how you expect to run R if you can't run an executable file, or just
about ANY useful information that could allow someone to help you
other than something you might have read seven or eight years ago.

At a wild guess you can't write to the hard drive of what ever system
you are hoping to use and do not have rights to execute programs on
that system.  A way around that would be to run your software from a
thumb drive or similar external device.  So you might look at R
Portable (https://sourceforge.net/projects/rportable/) which employs
the PortableApps framework, but with such a sweeping lack of
information from you, don't congratulate yourself if you get a helpful
answer.  It wasn't your fault.

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Re: Portable R in zip file for Windows

John C Frain
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When you unzip that file you have a rstudio.exe file which you appear to be
able to run.  As far as I know rstudio will not run unless you have a
version of R already installed.  The R FAQ for windows explains how to
install R if you have restricted permissions and do not want or are not
allowed to make any changes to the registry.  Using the exe install file in
this way does the same things as the zip file does in rstudio.  For flash
drive or CD you can substitute any area on your hard disk to which you have
read/write/exeute access.  As a last resort you can install in the
directory that you installed rstudio.  To get everything working together
you will need to reset some environmental variables and /or shortcuts.  You
probably needed to do this already with rstudio.

I think that it is very possible that you do not need a zipped file for R,
The FAQ tells you how to make it relocatable. This is the answer to your
question as far as I can see.  If not, I and several others do not
understand it.

John C Frain
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On 26 January 2018 at 00:12, Juan Manuel Truppia <[hidden email]>
wrote:

> From the R Studio downloads, look below the installers. This is off topic
> however. If there is no zipped, no exe, no installation required of R, then
> I thank you very much for your help and trolling.
>
> (BTW, I think my question was pretty clear, concise and specific, I
> appreciate that some of you tried to solve a problem related to what I
> have, but I have already reviewed all options, and what I need is basically
> a zip of a working installation of the current version of R that I can
> download out of CRAN or a similar trusted site)
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 25, 2018, 19:59 John C Frain <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
>> Can you please explain where you get the R-studio zip file and how you
>> manage to run r-studio from it without expanding it.  I do not see how this
>> is possible and would be delighted if you would share that knowledge with
>> us.  Obviously this possibility has not occurred to anyone on the list
>>
>> John C Frain
>> 3 Aranleigh Park
>> <https://maps.google.com/?q=3+Aranleigh+Park+Rathfarnham+Dublin&entry=gmail&source=g>
>> Rathfarnham
>> <https://maps.google.com/?q=3+Aranleigh+Park+Rathfarnham+Dublin&entry=gmail&source=g>
>> Dublin
>> <https://maps.google.com/?q=3+Aranleigh+Park+Rathfarnham+Dublin&entry=gmail&source=g>
>> 14
>> Ireland
>> www.tcd.ie/Economics/staff/frainj/home.html
>> mailto:[hidden email]
>> mailto:[hidden email]
>>
>> On 25 January 2018 at 20:04, Juan Manuel Truppia <[hidden email]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> What is wrong with you guys? I asked for a zip, like R Studio has for
>>> example. Totally clear.
>>> I cant execute exes. But I can unzip files.
>>> Thanks Gabor, I had that in mind, but can't execute the exe due to
>>> security
>>> restrictions.
>>> Geez, really, treating people who ask questions this way just makes you
>>> don't want to ask a single one.
>>>
>>> On Thu, Jan 25, 2018, 11:19 Gabor Grothendieck <[hidden email]>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> > I believe that the ordinary Windows installer for R can produce a
>>> > portable result by choosing the appropriate configuration options from
>>> the
>>> > offered screens when you run the installer  Be sure to enter the
>>> desired
>>> > path in the Select Destination Location screen, choose Yes on the
>>> > Startup options screen and ensure that all boxes are unchecked on the
>>> > Select additional tasks screen.
>>> >
>>> > On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 10:11 PM, Juan Manuel Truppia
>>> > <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>> > > I read a message from 2009 or 2010 where it mentioned the
>>> availability
>>> > of R
>>> > > for Windows in a zip file, no installation required. It would be very
>>> > > useful for me. Is this still available somewhere?
>>> > >
>>> > > Thanks
>>> > >
>>> > >         [[alternative HTML version deleted]]
>>> > >
>>> > > ______________________________________________
>>> > > [hidden email] mailing list -- To UNSUBSCRIBE and more, see
>>> > > https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help
>>> > > PLEASE do read the posting guide
>>> > http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
>>> > > and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > --
>>> > Statistics & Software Consulting
>>> > GKX Group, GKX Associates Inc.
>>> > tel: 1-877-GKX-GROUP
>>> > email: ggrothendieck at gmail.com
>>> >
>>>
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