[R] R in Ubunto

stephen sefick ssefick at gmail.com
Wed May 27 17:51:25 CEST 2009

I don't remember what the version of R in deb repositories is, but
2.6.2 is probably about right.  One of the things the Debian project
is focused on is the stability of the operating system, so they do not
update packages as readily as some other distributions.  I had this
with Debian 5.0 and just decided to compile R from source after
getting the R development package and some x11 development libraries.

sudo apt-get install r-base-dev

I can help you through this process if you like, or there are good
instructions for this process at the R website.

FAQ 2.5.1 How can R be installed (Unix)

On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 11:35 AM, R Heberto Ghezzo, Dr
<heberto.ghezzo at mcgill.ca> wrote:
> Hello , I do not know anything abount Ubunto, but I found a Portable Ubunto for Windows and since so many people
> prefer Linux to Windows I decided to give it a try.
> It runs very nicely, so I tried to load R, following Instructions in CRAN I added the line
> deb http://probability.ca/cran/bin/linux/ubuntu hardy/ to /etc/apt/sources.list and then from a console
> I did
> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get install r-base
> a lot of printout and when it inishes I typed R in the console and surprise!
> I got R 2.6.2!! in Windows I have R 2.9.0??
> Did I do something wrong or there is another way to get the latest version of R?
> Thanks for any help
> Heberto Ghezzo Ph.D.
> Biostatistique medical
> Montreal - Canada
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Stephen Sefick

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