[R] Installing R on Fedora 18 Linux?

Spencer Graves spencer.graves at structuremonitoring.com
Tue Jul 9 07:03:51 CEST 2013

       Thanks for the replies from Peter Langfelder and Ranjan Maitra.

       I tried su, "yum install R-core".  That installed R 3.0.1. To 
install packages like zoo and RCurl, I had to install other software, 
but with the help of a friend, Google, and previous replies to similar 
questions on R-Help, R-Devel and stackoverflow, I got past all those.

       Thanks again to Peter and Ranjan.

       Best Wishes,
       Spencer Graves

On 7/6/2013 9:53 PM, Ranjan Maitra wrote:
> Fedora does have the latest (both Fedora 18/19) R in the repos. (They
> are pretty good about this).
> To install R, try:
> sudo yum install R-core
> That will do it.
> To update, rather than install:
> try
> sudo yum update R-core
> HTH,
> Ranjan
> On Sat, 6 Jul 2013 20:22:13 -0700 Peter Langfelder
> <peter.langfelder at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> You have several options. You can use theF18  package manager to
>> install R directly from a Fedora software repository but the R may be
>> slightly out of date (IIRC Fedora 19 provides R-3.0.0; not sure about
>> F18).
>> Or, on your CRAN mirror page, ignore the "Download and install R"
>> section and go straight to "Source code for all platforms". There you
>> can choose R-3.0.1.tar.gz or (my personal preference) go to "Daily
>> snapshots of current patched and development versions". There choose
>> the link R-patched.tar.gz (without a date; it is a link to the newest
>> patched release).
>> Once you downloaded the tar.gz bundle, proceed as described in the manual.
>> HTH,
>> Peter
>> On Sat, Jul 6, 2013 at 8:07 PM, Spencer Graves
>> <spencer.graves at structuremonitoring.com>  wrote:
>>> Hello:
>>>        I'm trying to install R under Fedora 18 Linux, and I'm confused.  The
>>> "R Installation and Administration" manual, sec. 1.1, says, "The simplest
>>> way is to download the most recent R-x.y.z.tar.gz file". However, I don't
>>> know how to get that.  My favorite CRAN mirror offers a "Precombiled binary"
>>> via "Download R for Linux".  That takes me to an index with options debian,
>>> redhat, suse, and ubuntu.  Redhat gives me an index with options el4, el5,
>>> fedora10, and fedora11.  I don't think I want any of those.
>>>        Suggestions?
>>>        Thanks,
>>>        Spencer
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