Re: [R] Linux configuration (Ubuntu)

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <>
Date: Wed 20 Sep 2006 - 16:45:47 GMT

On 20 September 2006 at 15:42, Martin Maechler wrote:
| Further note that Ubuntu (as all other Linux distributions
| derived from Debian) provides ESS as a standard package you can
| simply install, e.g., via Synaptic.
| Note that you need to activate the 'Universe'
| {in the sources that Synaptic or other package installers
| search} for that, but I assume you've done that anyway for the
| R-related ubuntu packages.

At this point, it may be worth recalling that there are

for Debian and Ubuntu. Not everything may be available at all 'flavours' but Debian testing and Ubuntu dapper are well covered.  

| And yes, I believe Ubuntu is a very good choice when upgrading
| from Windows!

Yup, though I personally prefer KUbuntu. That said, all indications are that the new Debian installer will be very powerful. Hopefully in December ...


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