[R-sig-Debian] Ensuring latest version of R is installed

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Mon Sep 17 19:13:20 CEST 2012

On 17 September 2012 at 16:13, Hugh Patience wrote:
| Hi there, 
| following the instructions shown here:
| http://www.r-bloggers.com/ec2-micro-instance-of-rstudio/
| I used 
| sudo apt-get install r-baseto insall R on an Amazon EC2 server, but when I do that I get an old cersion of R
| > R.version.string
| [1] "R version 2.12.1 (2010-12-16)" 
| Do you know how I can change this command so that it installs the latest version?Also are the ubuntu version numbers exactly equivalent to their windows version numbers? 
| In particular I want to ensure the package "parallel" is installed. 

Please read the README in the bin/linux/ubuntu/ directory on any CRAN mirror, eg


and follow the instructions.  By adding a new and current source of R
packages, provided by CRAN, you get the current version of R -- ie 2.15.1	    


Dirk Eddelbuettel | edd at debian.org | http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com

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