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

Mike Prager Mike.Prager at noaa.gov
Thu Feb 5 22:35:15 CET 2004

At 02:19 PM 2/5/2004, Shoultz, Gerald wrote:
>First . . . SUBSCRIBE (I want to subscribe to the list).
>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"?

With a Web browser, go to Google.  Type in

r cran statistics

The link for CRAN will come up.  Click on it.

Look at "procompiled binary distributions."

You will find the link to download rw1081.exe.  Download it, click on it, 
and the program will self-install.

Do NOT use the .tgz file as it is for Unix.  Ordinary users on Windows 
don't need it.

Does that help?

>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.
>I found this email address on the R website; I am assuming that this is
>some kind of "list"--is there a way to look at other entries on this
>"list"?  Please advise.
>Gerald Shoultz
>         [[alternative HTML version deleted]]
>R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
>PLEASE do read the posting guide! http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html

Michael Prager, Ph.D.
Division Chief (acting), NMFS Programs at Beaufort
NOAA Center for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research
Beaufort, North Carolina  28516

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