[R] Installing R

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Aug 15 14:18:46 CEST 2000

On Tue, 15 Aug 2000, Ko-Kang Wang wrote:

> Sorry it was sent through MS Outlook 2000, which I had just installed.  I never
> like Microsoft softwares but I thought I'd give it a try.
> This is sent by Netscape, should work fine now...
> Anyway, to Sarah:
> Why did you download the tgz file?  You are not going to compile from source.
> You should see lots of zip files from where you downloaded the exe file.  Download
> all the zip files (if you don't know which files you may not need), then run the
> exe file.  Save all of them into the folder you originally downloaded the exe
> file, to avoid some hassales.  Then run the exe file.  Select your
> source/destination folders, follow the simple instructions and you are done.
> Feel free to drop me a private message if you are still unsure...:-)

It might be a useful convention to point people to the official
documentation, as Uwe Ligges did (and I did in a private reply to Sarah).
And for general information, the R FAQ (see the trailer on this message)
and the rw-FAQ,


are well worth consulting.  The latter answers this question in detail.
(That's the version for rw1011 that will be along in a day or two.)

[If you don't think the official documentation is adequate, please
tell us how to improve it.]

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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