[R] I am totally lost on how to install R . . .

Ko-Kang Kevin Wang k.wang at auckland.ac.nz
Thu Feb 5 21:02:32 CET 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch
> [mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Shoultz, Gerald
> Sent: Friday, February 06, 2004 8:19 AM
> To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: [R] I am totally lost on how to install R . . .
> Second, I am trying to install R on windows XP.  In looking at the
> instruction manual I get the following:
> The simplest way is to use 'rw1081.exe' or 'miniR.exe'. Just
> double-click on the icon
> and follow the instructions. If you installed R this way you can
> uninstall it from the Control Panel.
> How do I get the "rw1081.exe" or "miniR.exe"?  All I have right now is
> the R-latest.tgz file and I have absolutely NO idea on how to open or
> use that.  Could someone point me to a clear, step-by-step method for
> installing R on my computer?  Please advise; you may write me directly
> if you like.

Which part of the manual were you looking at?  I am assuming you meant the
R for Windows FAQ, in which case, the section before "How do I install R
for Windows" tells you where to get it!  Take a look at



Ko-Kang Kevin Wang, MSc(Hon)
SLC Stats Workshops Co-ordinator
The University of Auckland
New Zealand

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