[R] R in Ubunto

Jeff Newmiller jdnewmil at dcn.davis.ca.us
Wed May 27 18:00:44 CEST 2009

R Heberto Ghezzo, Dr 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?

On the web page


it presents instructions for activating this repository.  Special
instructions are included for hardy regarding activating backports

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