Re: [R] Mandriva Spring 2007 and R

From: Roland Rau <roland.rproject_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2007 12:13:02 -0400

Hi Jonathan,

Jonathan Morse wrote:
> I am new to Linux (not to R) and recently installed Mandriva Spring 2007 on my partitioned hard drive. My next objective is to install R in the Linux environment, unfortunately Mandriva is not one of the Linux distributions available for download... Could someone please let me know which distribution I should use?
>
One possibility is, of course, that you compile it yourself for your computer. Compiling R was my first shot at compiling programs when I was new to Linux, and it was not very difficult. It is described nicely in the R Installation Administration Manual. http://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/R-admin.html

Basically, you only need to take care of the following steps to get you started:
- did you download and unpack the source distribution (see section 1.1 of the manual)?
- do you have the required tools installed (see section A.1 of the manual)? (C compiler, Fortran compiler, libreadline, libjpeg, libpng, tex/latex, Perl5, xorg-x11-dev)
- compilation (see section 2.1 in the manual)

I hope this helps?

Best,
Roland



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