[R] Re: your mail

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Tue Sep 10 19:53:56 CEST 2002

On Tue, 10 Sep 2002, Karnchana Panichakarn wrote:

> Hi,
> From my understanding, "R" is an application on UNIX
> but I'd like to run its Windows version instead.
> I'd like to know exactly what kinds of machines I need
> as a minimum to run "R". Could you please help me on
> the specs?

R will run on essentially any Windows machine you are likely to have
(there are people running it in 8Mb memory, though it works much better
with more than that), on Windows 95 or later. You don't need anything else
(though if you want to link it to Tcl/Tk you need Tcl/Tk).

It will run on MacOS 8.6 or later (including OS X). Again, you don't need
anything else.

You can compile it for essentially any Unix-like operating system. You
need C and Fortran compilers and Perl.

The best place to find this information is on CRAN (http://cran.r-project.org),
where you can download binaries and sources. You might also like to look
at the `R Administration and Installation Manual', under "Manual" on CRAN.


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