[R] Installing R on Slackware Linux

Murray Jorgensen maj at waikato.ac.nz
Wed Dec 1 01:35:13 CET 1999

I mostly use Windows, but I am slowly learning to use Linux on my second
machine. (It came in handy a couple of weeks ago when I had two files to
sort, each of length about 2 million. Windows sort died after an hour, but
the Linux sorts took 2-3 minutes each.)

Anyway the last time I tried installing R in Linux I found out from a
helpful computer support person that with my distribution (Slackware) it is
better to work from the source files than binaries. In fact he was so
helpful that he did it all for me. This was great, except I didn't learn
how to do it myself. 

Now I'd like to upgrade from 0.65.1 to 0.90.* and add some packages, but
this time I'm all on my own. My linux skills are quite limited, but I have
some books to help me. Is there anything written down somewhere that help
someone compile and install R who has never compiled or installed anything
on Linux before?


Murray Jorgensen

Murray Jorgensen,  Department of Statistics,
University of Waikato,  Hamilton,  New Zealand.  [maj at waikato.ac.nz]
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