[R] R and UBUNTU startup
John C Frain
frainj at gmail.com
Tue Jul 4 22:28:57 CEST 2017
If you want to keep your R installation up to date use the installation
instructions available for ubuntu at
https://cran.r-project.org/bin/linux/ubuntu/. Follow the instructions
there and you will be able to use standard Ubuntu update procedures
afterwards. (Delete your old version first). Download rstudio (32 or
64-bit version as required) from
https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/.. Open in
software-centre and install. You can keep rstudio up to date by
downloading the new version and repeating the process.
Verzani, Getting started with Rstudio, O'Reilly would be a good starting
point to learn RStudio. PACKT Publishing have several other books on
Rstudio. R an Rstudio are almost the same on windows and Linux. I had an
earlier edition of ubuntu unleashed 2017. You might have a look at the
material at https://itsfoss.com/5-free-ubuntu-books-for-beginners/. You do
need to know how to manage files in linux. Installing and updating
software using apt-get is really simple.
John C Frain
3 Aranleigh Park
mailto:frainj at tcd.ie
mailto:frainj at gmail.com
On 4 July 2017 at 20:39, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 04/07/2017 12:46 PM, Michael Friendly wrote:
>> On 7/04/17 11:15 AM, PIKAL Petr wrote:
>>> Dear all
>>> I have 3 questions. Due to some reason I switched from Vista to Ubuntu
>>> on home PC. I was used to start with Rgui.exe. However I am not able to
>>> find it under Ubuntu and R starts as terminal (probably Rterm).
>>> Question 1. Is Rgui.exe available on linux?
>> No, but you will find things nicer than Rgui by switching to R Studio,
>> which you can use on all platforms.
>>> In Windows doc folder I can find manuals, however I did not find doc
>>> folder in Ubuntu. I found somewhere that manuals need to be installed
>>> separately by make ....
>>> Question 2. Is it necessary to install manuals or I made some mistake
>>> when installing from Ubuntu software repository.
>> Just a guess: did you try man R?
>> All R manuals should be installed by default,but I'm not sure where.
> Running help.start() from within R should get you access to the HTML
> versions. The pdf versions aren't always built; it depends on how you do
> the build.
> Duncan Murdoch
>>> And question 3 is simple. Are there some kind of "Linux R for Windows
>>> dummies" available?
>>> Best regards
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