[R] Unix installation

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Aug 17 21:15:46 CEST 2000

On Thu, 17 Aug 2000, Kooresh wrote:

> I am trying to install R on a unix workstation (Sun-SPARC) but I am not
> sure which of the binaries to use.  The only binaries available are for
> linux, nextstep, osf, and windows.  Which one of them will work for a
> SUN sparc station??  Thanks.

None if you are using Solaris not Linux (you did not say), and
unfortunately the Solaris version matters somewhat.  That's the main
reason we do not distribute Solaris pkgadd packages.

> PS.  I tried to compile the source code but it looks like I have a
> probelm with fortran.  So, if I could install one of the binaries it
> would be a lot easier.

You won't be able to install many of the addons without Fortran.
There are Solaris packages for gcc-2.95.2 including g77 available,
at several places on the Web. I'd recommend that for building R
(unless you have installed licensed copies of SunPro SC5.x, the
caveat being that the licence manager is in our experience
extremely hard to set up).

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272860 (secr)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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