Re: [R] Mandriva Spring 2007 and R

From: Michael Bibo <michael_bibo_at_health.qld.gov.au>
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2007 00:13:04 +0000 (UTC)

Roland Rau <roland.rproject <at> gmail.com> writes:

>
> 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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Just to add to Roland's comments - remember to install the "-dev" packages for all of the tools he mentions. I learned this from the R installation manual, and it has been valuable in installing other software from source. The output from "./configure" will usually tell you if something is missing.

Personally, I no longer use Mandriva, but comments I made re v10.1 may or may not be relevant: http://finzi.psych.upenn.edu/R/Rhelp02a/archive/54320.html.

Hope this helps,

Michael



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