[R] installing R on Ubuntu, can ignore warning messages?
dwinsemius at comcast.net
Thu Oct 15 05:29:12 CEST 2009
On Oct 14, 2009, at 11:01 PM, Robert Wilkins wrote:
> It does, thank you. I was able to understand enough of it to do the
> install successfully . Still trying to understand the later paragraphs
> such as install.package() and the r-cran-foo build dependencies. (the
> site you pointed me to is the same site i did a printout of yesterday
> to try to do an install, the readme file prints to 3 pages).
> Is there an easy way to:
> 1: List the R-related packages and add-ons that are already installed?
> no point in trying to install what you already got!
> 2: List the R-related packages and add-ons that are available?
> Probably a big number of them?
Larger innumber than you would want to print. Why not go to CRAN with
> Also, for people who try Ubuntu out for the first time could be thrown
> for a loop by the weird way it handles the root account:
> thanks again.
> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 10:38 PM, Ista Zahn <istazahn at gmail.com>
>> Instructions for authenticating the cran repositories are here:
>> r-base comes with whatever the base R libraries are (stats, graphics
>> etc.). I don't know if MASS in particular is in base because I don't
>> use it directly.
>> As far as I know it's safe to ignore the warnings, but they annoy me
>> so I always following the instructions linked above.
>> The list of packages regularly updated in the cran repo are also
>> listed on the webpage linked above.
>> A couple of further tips:
>> 1) I usually install packages with sudo aptitude install r-cran-xxx
>> and then make sure they are up-to date by running update.packages()
>> 2) You can also install packages using the regular install.packages()
>> in an R session.
>> Hope that helps,
>> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 10:11 PM, robstdev <robstdev at gmail.com>
>>> Installing R on Ubuntu 8.10,
>>> ( using sudo apt-get install r-base , and using one of the cran
>>> the installation process says something about not having some gpg
>>> public key and
>>> "are you sure you want to download non-authenticated stuff [y/
>>> n]" (to
>>> which I answered yes).
>>> I'm assuming this warning can be ignored?
>>> Also: even though the Ubuntu install and online update did a GCC
>>> install the other day, the R installation did an update of some GCC
>>> files, which I thought was odd. Probably I can ignore that too.
>>> Once you've installed R, does that automatically include some data
>>> examples ( such as that MASS library ? )?
>>> Or does that require further downloads?
>>> Also, thanks for the previous tips
>>> R-help at r-project.org mailing list
>>> PLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
>>> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
>> Ista Zahn
>> Graduate student
>> University of Rochester
>> Department of Clinical and Social Psychology
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David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT
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