[R] Installing different versions of R simultaneously on Linux

Rainer M Krug r.m.krug at gmail.com
Fri Feb 27 08:34:11 CET 2009


I want to install some versions of R simultaneously from source on a
computer (running Linux). Some programs have an option to specify a
suffix for the executable (eg R would become R-2.7.2 when the suffix
is specified as "-2.7.2"). I did not find this option for R - did I
overlook it?

If it is not, how is it possible to have several versions of R on one
computer, or is the only way to compile them and then call R in the
directory of the version where it was compiled (~/R-2.7.2/bin/R)?

If this is the case, would it be possible to add this o[ptiuon to
specify the suffix for the executables?



Rainer M. Krug, PhD (Conservation Ecology, SUN), MSc (Conservation
Biology, UCT), Dipl. Phys. (Germany)

Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology
Faculty of Science
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University of Stellenbosch
Matieland 7602
South Africa

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