Debian packages for R-1.7.0 available

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at
Thu Apr 17 04:36:16 CEST 2003

Earlier today Doug Bates uploaded R 1.7.0 packages for Debian, which will be
installed into the master Debian archive, and which should be available on
mirrors soon afterwards. Doug also prepared versions for testing and stable
which are available via the Debian section of CRAN rather than the Debian

All these 1.7.0 versions builds upon the 7 pre-releases we made of R 1.7.0.
One noteworthy change is that the R_LIBS variable is now set. Its default
value, set via /etc/R/Renviron (to which /usr/lib/R/etc/Renviron links) sets
up three directories such that /usr/local/lib/R/site-library will
automatically be used for user-installed R packages, /usr/lib/R/site-library
is available for use by Debian R packages (such as, e.g., r-cran-tseries)
and /usr/lib/R/library will be used by packages contained in a main R
release such as 1.7.0.  We also improved upon our support for Atlas versions
of Lapack and Blas, and made some other smaller changes.

Regards,  Dirk

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