[R] R on an Asus Eee PC (step-by-step guide)

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Mon Apr 28 17:11:38 CEST 2008

On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 03:33:31PM +0100, John C Frain wrote:
> Thanks for the step by step guide.  It installs a base R and some
> libraries very well.  I tries to load some of the Rmetrics libraries,
> using install.packages() nu ran into problems.  I used apt-get install
> to install make and gcc from the Xandros repository. gcc also included
> binutils, gcc-4.1 and libsspo.  Is there an easy answer to the
> question what I need to install to get the install process working.
> The R Installation and Administration guide says that I just need the
> compilers and tools.   Installing robustbase gives the following
> messages.   (If it is as simple as R not being able to find the header
> files how do I tell R where to find them?).

There is an entire Debian subproject devoted to making it 'just work'
on the Eee. You could just toss Xandros and treat it it like a Debian
machine.   Other distro possible do similar stuff if you prefer those.


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