[R] Installing R on Ubuntu ( 8.10 ) ?

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Tue Oct 13 14:24:42 CEST 2009

On 13 October 2009 at 07:46, Robert Wilkins wrote:
| installing on Ubuntu, how to do it and have people found it to be glitchy?
| which is easier , binary install or from source ?
| With the source install, are you less likely to have a dependencies issue ?
| ( Ubuntu does the GCC install seamlessly, but has no mention of R )

Really?  R has been part of every Ubuntu release. 

So install it from part of the distribution, or use the (usually more
current) CRAN repository for Ubuntu at


where a detailed README tells you how to go about this.


Three out of two people have difficulties with fractions.

More information about the R-help mailing list