[R] Problems in Recommending R

hadley wickham h.wickham at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 15:35:48 CET 2009

>>  1. avoid clicking on the "R version 2.8.1" link - that takes you to a
>> directory listing of strangely named files
>>  2. recognise that you need to click on an CRAN (what is a cran?)
>>  3. successfully select a mirror that is up-to-date (with no
>> information about which mirrors are up-to-date)
>>  4. click Windows (ok, this one is easy)
>>  5. guess that base is the "distribution" that you want
>>  6. phew, you're there (but don't follow the advice to download from a
>> mirror near you or you'll be back at step 3)
> Its even more confusing than that because actually you're not there
> yet!  You have to click on the unobtrusive patched link and then
> download that or you get the version with the bugs.

Wow, I'd never noticed that before!



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