[R] R + Linux Ubuntu 10.10

Maximilien Renard iixamaxii at gmail.com
Sat Nov 20 14:16:32 CET 2010

Thank you for your very quick answers !

In fact, re-compiling it with readline support did the trick.

Have a nice day!


On 20 November 2010 14:08, Tobias Verbeke
<tobias.verbeke at openanalytics.eu> wrote:
> Hi Maximilien,
> On 11/20/2010 01:51 PM, Maximilien Renard wrote:
>> I've just installed Linux (K)Ubuntu 10.10 as well as R and I'm stuck
>> with a very annoying problem.
>> I've compiled the latest R version from the sources without any
>> problem, sadly when I start R in a terminal, it does not behave as
>> expected. In fact, I cannot use the arrow keys (up, down, left, right)
>> because they are automatically replaced with things like ^[[A
>> I have no idea if it R related or not but it is very annoying and I'd
>> appreciate any help.
> You need to compile R with readline support
> (and for that libreadline-dev needs to be
> installed IIRC).
> Best,
> Tobias

Maximilien Renard
ULB - MA2 Ingénieur Civil Biomédical

maximilien.renard at ulb.ac.be
renard at zib.de

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