[R] Installing packages on Debian linux

Gorjanc Gregor Gregor.Gorjanc at bfro.uni-lj.si
Mon Oct 25 00:04:30 CEST 2004

Hello R users!

I am running R on windows and linux (Debian). Until recently I found
the function 


which is just great and simple. It is standard for installing packages
for me under windows. Under Debian linux  I got used to installing packages
vie apt-get tool and also R CMD INSTALL. As I can see R is using the 
same/similiar packaging system (dependencies, ...) as Debian. Is it wise
to mix all three methods? 

Which method is prefered for installation of R packages under Debian linux?
- apt-get install R-package_name
- install.packages('R-package_name')

I actually never tried with install.packages under linux. Where does it put
the filesm under /usr/local or standard path?


Lep pozdrav / With regards,
    Gregor GORJANC

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