[R] switching to Linux, suggestions?

Martyn Plummer plummer at iarc.fr
Tue Dec 14 14:43:22 CET 2004

On Mon, 2004-12-13 at 23:59 +0100, Peter Dalgaard wrote:
> Jonathan Baron <baron at psych.upenn.edu> writes:
> > Fedora uses yum as well as rpm.  I haven't installed an RPM in
> > months, except for R.  Yum is great.
> Actually, Martyn set up CRAN as a yum repository. I have
> $ more /etc/yum.repos.d/R.repo
> [R]
> name=CRAN Fedora $releasever - $basearch
> baseurl=http://cran.r-project.org/bin/linux/redhat/fc$releasever/$basearch/
> enabled=1
> gpgcheck=1
> whereafter I could just say "yum install R", and in due course I
> presume "yum update R".

You can also configure "up2date" - the slightly annoying pulsating red
icon on the panel - to get automatic notification of updates from CRAN.
Instructions are in the ReadMe file in the same directory as the Fedora
Core 3 RPMS.


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