The SWinRegistry package (version 0.3-3)
This package provides access to the Windows registry from within R.
It allows one to query and set values within the registry by
navigating the registry via its hierarchical paths. One can also
create and delete keys. These facilities can be used when installing
packages, etc. to populate the registry without requiring C code in
those packages. More importantly, it allows us to author R code that
can find out about user settings, characteristics of installed
software (e.g. versions, installation directories) and to use those
directly rather than requiring the user to specify them (again). One
of the motivations for developing this was to allow lookup of Class
IDs for COM to be used with the RDCOMClient package.
We provide both a source version and a binary version of the package.
See README.html and INSTALL.html for instructions on installing
and using the package.
A brief history of the recent changes to the package
are available in the Changes.html file.
There are some early attempts to document the package.
More to come!
- Brief Introduction
- Todo list
- List of (some of the) things yet to be done
related to this packge!
Duncan Temple Lang
Last modified: Thu Sep 10 07:55:14 PDT 2009