[R] recommended linux environment for R

Friedrich Leisch Friedrich.Leisch at ci.tuwien.ac.at
Wed Jul 5 17:21:29 CEST 2000

>>>>> On Wed, 05 Jul 2000 16:40:33 +0200,
>>>>> Sven Garbade (SG) wrote:

SG> Jens Oehlschlägel wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'd like to ask whether there is a prefered linux distribution for use with
>> R (Suse, Redhat, Debian) 

SG> I think it´s up to you which Distribution you prefer. If you use Debian,
SG> there are no R-contrib *.deb packages, you have to install the
SG> source-packages with the R tool "INSTALL" (I think this is the
SG> recommended way).

Actually, the function install.packages() in R itself (which is a
wrapper to the R INSTALL mechanism) is probably even easier especially
if you are connected to the internet, as it downloads the packages
automatically from CRAN and installs them. This function (and friends
like update.packages()) made Doug Bates stop building contrib .deb's :-)

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