I've just started a new job with a governemnt agency and I'm in the middle of getting all my software and tools configured. I haven't worked in a controlled IT environment before so I'm trying to figure out the best way to get everything installed.
One issue I've run into is that I don't have permission to modify files on my local machine, but rather I have a network drive assigned to me that I have full read/write permissions on. IT installed R and RStudio locally for me, but I can't install packages to my machine. For now, I've been installing packages to a library on the network drive and pointed
.libPaths() to that location. Are there known performance issues with having libraries located on a network drive?
Anything else I should be aware of when working with networked file systems and R? I'm kind of hoping the answer is "IT'S AWFUL" so I can convince the IT folks to give me access to my local machine.