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

Paul Leo p.leo at uq.edu.au
Tue May 12 06:52:22 CEST 2009

I think the most popular way of running R is using emacs with the ESS
plugin. Following links under   http://cran.r-project.org/ , Ubuntu has
ess and emacs precompiled due to their popularity, other distributions
may . Once you have R installed you can install emacs (which you may
already have) and the ess plugin.

ess has it's own web site.. you can google ...and a active email


-----Original Message-----
From: Johannes Ranke <jranke at uni-bremen.de>
To: Vera, Pedro L. <pvera at health.usf.edu>
Cc: r-sig-debian at r-project.org <r-sig-debian at r-project.org>
Subject: Re: [R-sig-Debian] Running R in Ubuntu...really basic..sorry
Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 23:39:35 +0200

Hi Pedro,

I really like your post, as I am a passionate user of the vim R plugin
for Linux as well :) Actually, an improved derivative has just been
posted to vim.org
(http://www.vim.org/scripts/script.php?script_id=2628), with omni
completion, some GUI Menu items and some more additional features, in
case anyone is interested. I haven't tested it, but it may be worth the


* Vera, Pedro L. <pvera at health.usf.edu> [090510 19:30]:
> I meant to send a reply to this post to the list, but because I didn't
pay attention, it just went to the original poster. I apologize for
that. Here's my post:
> I've been running R in linux (Antix; a MEPIS derivative; Debian
Unstable) for some time now without any problems (even from the terminal
window). Recently though, I've switched to vim (a very useful text
editor) which can be made (with a use of a plugin) to call up an R
window and send commands (actually entire blocks of commands) to R. I've
been very impressed with this option and I would recommend it.
Unfortunately, there's a learning curve (almost as steep as R's) for vim
as well. However, I think the results are well worth the effort.
> I hope this helps.
> Best regards,
> Pedro
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> Subject: [R-sig-Debian] Running R in Ubuntu...really basic..sorry
> 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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