[R] Installing R on Slackware Linux
hothorn at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Wed Dec 1 10:34:41 CET 1999
On Wed, 1 Dec 1999, Murray Jorgensen wrote:
> 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?
get R-0.90.0.tgz, copy it to /usr/src and then type (as root)
$> tar -xzvf R-0.90.0.tgz # untar the archive
$> cd R-0.90.0 # change to the R dir
$> ./configure # create your Makefiles
$> make # if the output of configure is ok compile
$> make install # and install the bin's
All those things are well documented in the FAQ and README's as in all GNU
projects ... :-)
> Murray Jorgensen
> Murray Jorgensen, Department of Statistics,
> University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. [maj at waikato.ac.nz]
> Hey! Look at this!
> The survivors are the ones we had time to get the water to.
> None of the eighteen other variables that we recorded were significant.
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