[R] Where has the Debian respository gone?

Christoph Bier christoph.bier at web.de
Mon Nov 15 11:39:45 CET 2004

Dirk Eddelbuettel schrieb am 15.11.2004 04:12

> On Sun, Nov 14, 2004 at 07:35:27PM -0600, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:


>>Current R and CRAN packages are on the Debian archives; you can install
>>these on testing too.  To the best of my knowledge, there are no backports
>>of current R and Debian CRAN packages to Debian stable. 
> Upon re-reading this, I should clarify that in this context "CRAN packages"
> refers to the several dozen CRAN packages that are in Debian; 

Thanks for the clarification. That's how I already understood it.

> the list is
> growing but still far from exhaustive.

Yes, I saw it on the Ubuntu machine of my girl friend (I changed her
Debian Woody/Sarge some weeks ago to Warty), when I used synaptic
for the first time; didn't know, that there was so many CRAN
packages for Debian! Up to now I always installed packages from
within R by install.packages("foo"). Has one of these methods
advantages compared with the other?


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