OT: I hate software not asking me for the installation path [Software]

» Hi PharmCat,
» Bad luck with Atom. Ended up in c:\Users\{user}\AppData\Local\atom and glued an icon/link on my desktop. Now I have another 850 MiB (7,988 files in 3,982 folders) on my system disk. 😡

Hi Helmut,

My apologies - I did not pay attention to it. 😓 Recently, on Windows machines, there has been a tendency to install software in user directories. I am saddened by this too. And there is no such problems with Linux.

Atom ZIP version could be installed, but in this situation automatically update makes copy in your User directory

Another way - make a symlink - discussion here.

Other way is to use other IDE: Julia extension for Visual Studio Code or IntelliJ IDEA.

» Already Julia gave me the creeps. Though installed on my second disk, I have 221 MiB (24,769 files in 8,951 folders) in c:\Users\{user}\.julia

There are some headache with changing dafault package directory and working directory in Windows, some discussion here and here. 🤬

One of the best way - to make computation Linux server with Julia and call remote execution from Atom or other IDE. 🤓

P.S. Just to sweeten the pot - Atom can be used with R and Pyton 🙀