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I am using a R studio 0.96.331 (and R 2.15.1) and wanted to install new version of the studio (0.97). But, I am a bit worried about whether I have to install all the packages that I downloaded in the old version of the studio. Is there a simple way to transfer all the downloaded packages of old version into new one?

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migrated from Nov 3 '12 at 21:50

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I don't think installing RStudio does anything at all to your R installation. – joran Nov 3 '12 at 0:41
That's right. If you update R itself you'll have to install the packages again (unless you pointed to a fixed library location). Updating RStudio makes no difference. – seancarmody Nov 3 '12 at 1:32
I've no idea why this got migrated from SO. – Franck Dernoncourt Oct 14 '15 at 22:15

When you update RStudio you don't need to worry about your R packages. Those are completely separate from RStudio - which is shown by the fact that you can run R without RStudio at all. So you don't need to worry about transferring packages since it is a non-issue.

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