[R] Advice please ...

John Logsdon j.logsdon at lancaster.ac.uk
Wed Oct 14 15:59:29 CEST 1998

Hello R-ists

Have been lurking on the list for a while, I have noticed recently two

1	There seem to be problems with installing R on SuSe Linux
version 5.3.  As the list only gets problems and doesn't log the
successes, has anyone successfully loaded R on SuSe 5.3?  Is this a
feature of 0.62.3 only or do the problems apply also to earlier versions.

2	There was a list of outstanding problems from Jim Lindsey that
have appeared in 0.62.3 that were not there on 0.62.1.  

I need to upgrade from RH4.1 Linux and was proposing to use SuSe once the
YasT English problem is solved.  Upgrading is always quite a
time-consuming affair, particularly as I will copy /usr/local, /home and
/etc and rebuild completely.

So my question is, what R to load?  I still have 0.50 on my system and
need to upgrade, given that I will use SuSe 5.3.  Would you suggest I:

a	Load 0.62.3, the latest version
b	Load 0.62.1, which works with Jim's libraries
c	Wait a little for 0.62.3+x next release which will have these

BTW can I suggest, after the recent RSS News article, that all
publications should reference the software used.  This should help to
promote R and to ensure that the valuable support from all the
institutions is retained since citations indexes would show how much it
was used. The correct reference for R was on the list a little while ago. 


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