[R] Latest version of R on Ubuntu

Jeff Newmiller jdnewmil at dcn.davis.CA.us
Tue Jul 31 02:58:50 CEST 2012

Amazingly, RTFM. Linux typically uses "repositories" to download software from. If you follow the instructions on CRAN specific to Ubuntu, you can add a repository that has current versions of R.  Admittedly, some of the steps are non-obvious due to security concerns, but the instructions are pretty good.
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jim holtman <jholtman at gmail.com> wrote:

>I am a newbie when it comes to Ubuntu having "grown up" on Windows
>using R.  I installed 12.04 on a laptop and it went fine.  When I went
>out to CRAN and followed the directions (hopefully) to install R,
>seems to have gone fine, except that when I start R I get 2.14.1:
>jim at jim-winbook:~$ R
>R version 2.14.1 (2011-12-22)
>Copyright (C) 2011 The R Foundation for Statistical Computing
>ISBN 3-900051-07-0
>Platform: i686-pc-linux-gnu (32-bit)
>How do I get the latest version (2.15.1) installed on Ubuntu?
>Jim Holtman
>Data Munger Guru
>What is the problem that you are trying to solve?
>Tell me what you want to do, not how you want to do it.
>R-help at r-project.org mailing list
>PLEASE do read the posting guide
>and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.

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