[R] Linux configuration (Ubuntu)

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Wed Sep 20 01:03:30 CEST 2006

Brian Edward wrote:

> Hello all,
> I have been a R user for about a year now, running on a MS Windows machine.
> I am in the process of making a complete switch to open-source.  Linux is a
> new world to me.  Ubuntu was my selection of the various distributions.
> Please pardon this very basic question (I was unable to locate an answer on
> R or Ubuntu).  I used Synaptic to download the necessary files to run.
> However, I was unable to locate the program using the Add/Remove feature.
> So, I created a Launcher for R on the desktop and identified the executable
> file.  The path I entered into the Command Line was:  /usr/bin/R
> I can run R in the Terminal, but not as a separate desktop location.  So,
> the short question is, what is the specific command line or configuration I
> should be using to run R?  Or, am I supposed to be running R in the
> Terminal?

Short answer: yes, long answer, yes, unless you want to use some very 
capable editor as an environment such ass Emacs + ESS. Look up the 
documentation and the list archives fo details on Emacs and ESS.
Uwe Ligges

> Thanks in advance,
> Brian
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