[R] problem with installation on Linux (beginners)

Peter Dalgaard p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Mon Oct 25 17:04:18 CEST 2004

"Alicia Amadoz" <Alicia.Amadoz at uv.es> writes:

> Hello,
> I'm new to the installation R on Linux and I've followed the
> instructions on the R Installation and Administration Manual and on the
> FAQs. I also have changed the path at the .bash_profile file but when I
> try to type R at the shell prompt, it says:
> Fatal error: R home directory is not defined
> I've tried many things but all the time it says the same. Any help would
> be appreciated.

What happens if you type 'which R'? What is the version of R and what
is in your path?

I suspect you are somehow trying to run the R binary, bypassing the R
shell script, which sets things like R_HOME.

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