[R-sig-Debian] Running R in Ubuntu...really basic..sorry

Michael Rutter mar36 at psu.edu
Thu May 7 17:01:07 CEST 2009

I would make sure that you have the following line in your /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://cran.case.edu/bin/linux/ubuntu hardy/

That will get you the R 9.2.0.  Then I would also run the following:

sudo apt-get install ess

That will install emacs (an editor) and some extra code for running R
(and S plus).  As long as your file has a .R extension (foo.R, for
example), you will see some R related buttons and menus.  Look up
"emacs speaks statistics" via google for more information.  Using ess
is the best way to enter and debug code, IMO.

Hope this helps,

On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 10:50 AM, Judson <judson0423 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, I've actually run R quite a bit in Windows.  I've had a release
> 8.04 of Ubuntu running a laptop for 3 days now.  After struggling for
> much of that time to install R, I finally figured out that Dell
> shipped with the sources.list obsolete or just plain wrong.  So I
> finally got it installed last night (for some reason v2.6.2, not
> v2.9.x).  This morning I was able to download and install the
> LearnBayes package.  My biggest problem right now is that I don't know
> how to run R except as a local-directory command in the Terminal.
> Certain R commands cause the terminal to go into some changed state
> and not take any more commands.  Right now for example I ahve a last
> line that is darkened in over (END) and it's sitting there. Any
> advice?
> Oh, if you suspect something in your sources.list (specific to Dell)
> email ma and I'll explain.  Thanks.  Room533
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Dr. Michael A. Rutter
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Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
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