[R] installing R for unix on PC
stefano.calza at unimi.it
Wed Nov 21 17:11:43 CET 2001
Try with www.ibiblio.org/mdw/HOWTO/Linux+Widows-HOWTO/index.html
There are plenty of howtos, for almost you'll ever need to know about linux & Co. Have a look to the list in the same site.
On Wed, Nov 21, 2001 at 01:33:21PM +0000, Mark Myatt wrote:
> Jonathan Baron <baron at cattell.psych.upenn.edu> writes:
> >>From owner-r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch Wed Nov 21 06:23:46 2001
> >>Dear R-users,
> >>Probably this is rather general question and I apologize for this:
> >>I'm using R and other softwares on Win and I would like to install =
> >>on my PC in order to be able to install R for unix.=20
> >>Is there anyone that wants to suggest me what do I need to partion my
> >>hard disk and to install linux and then R?
> >>In this way I could use both Win and Linux on my PC, am I right?
> >>Is there any web-page where I can find some information?
> >>Thank you very much,
> >You can install Linux along with Windows. I think the best
> >advice is found in http://sunsite.dk/linux-newbie/
> Most Linux distributions will handle this for you. You have to 'defrag'
> your drive(s) first. Make a backup of everything as repartitioning disks
> can go wrong. The installer with Linux will (usually) do the
> partitioning for you.
> It is possible to install Linux into a container file on a Windows drive
> and this is good for a 'suck it and see' installation but will be a bit
> Go for a big name distro because there are packages available for them
> form CRAN. Installation from source can be tricky and can fail for no
> apparent (to a newbie) reason. Using a package takes away the hassle.
> Hope that helps.
> Mark Myatt
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