[R] R software installation problem
petr.pikal at precheza.cz
Mon Feb 25 15:45:42 CET 2013
> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-
> project.org] On Behalf Of Andy Siddaway
> Sent: Monday, February 25, 2013 11:24 AM
> To: Sarah Goslee
> Cc: r-help
> Subject: Re: [R] R software installation problem
> Dear Sarah,
> Thanks for your email. I'll describe the problm but without the
> screenshots then.
> Firstly, I think I've correctly installed R.
> I have installed R for Windows via the R site, CRAN and then UK -
> University of Bristol or UK - Imperial College London. Both times, I
> have installed the 'base' version. I installed the 64-bit version,
> which I'm running (I've got Office 2010).
> When installed, R appears to be same (in terms of the menus and layout)
> as the screenshots shown as part of youtube R installation tutorials -
> except for the following (error?) message, which I have exactly copied
> and pasted below. This message is displayed in the R Console box and I
> cannot close this box or open a new script:
> R version 2.15.2 (2012-10-26) -- "Trick or Treat"
> Copyright (C) 2012 The R Foundation for Statistical Computing
> ISBN 3-900051-07-0
> Platform: x86_64-w64-mingw32/x64 (64-bit)
> R is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
> You are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.
> Type 'license()' or 'licence()' for distribution details.
> Natural language support but running in an English locale
> R is a collaborative project with many contributors.
> Type 'contributors()' for more information and
> 'citation()' on how to cite R or R packages in publications.
> Type 'demo()' for some demos, 'help()' for on-line help, or
> 'help.start()' for an HTML browser interface to help.
> Type 'q()' to quit R.
> This 'Trick or Treat' message also appears (in the Console box) when I
> downloaded RStudio.
> Any tips or guidance on resolving this problem would be really
It seems that there is no problem, this is standard message when starting R. What did you expect? Can you type in console e.g.
followed by enter?
What is the result?
> Many thanks,
> Andy Siddaway
> On 25 February 2013 00:10, Sarah Goslee <sarah.goslee at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Andy,
> > This list strips most forms of attachments.
> > Instead, you need to tell us what OS and version you're using, how
> > you're trying to install, and what's going wrong, in detail.
> > Sarah
> > On Sun, Feb 24, 2013 at 8:58 AM, Andy Siddaway
> > <andysiddaway at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > > Dear R-help,
> > >
> > > Please could I have some quick guidance on what I'm doing wrong
> > trying
> > > to instal R software? (I have read the R-FAQs and instructions, and
> > watched
> > > youtube instructional videos on installing R, but they didn't help)
> > >
> > > I've attached screenshots to hopefully make what I've done clearer.
> > Basically,
> > > R doesn't seem to be installing correctly and I can't figure out
> > It's
> > > probably a simple error which a non-(complete)-novice would notice.
> > >
> > > Thanks very much,
> > >
> > > Andy Siddaway
> > > Trainee Clinical Psychologist
> > > University of Hertordshire (UK)
> > >
> > --
> > Sarah Goslee
> > http://www.functionaldiversity.org
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