[R] Re: Installing R on Mandrake 10.1

From: Martin Maechler <maechler_at_stat.math.ethz.ch>
Date: Tue 15 Mar 2005 - 19:51:31 EST

>>>>> "Christian" == Christian <christianmacaro@gmail.com>
>>>>> on Mon, 14 Mar 2005 19:21:05 +0100 writes:

    Christian> Dear all, I am trying to install the
    Christian> R-2.0.0-1mdk.i586.rpm
    Christian> <http://cran.planetmirror.com/bin/linux/mandrake/10.0/R-2.0.0-1mdk.i586.rpm>
    Christian> file on mandrake 10.1. 

.....

Hi Christian,
I'm not really answering your question, but really you shouldn't install R 2.0.0 once R 2.0.1 has been released for such a long time and already R 2.1.0 is going into "alpha" stage next Monday.

Why don't you try to install from source? I've been advocating this as a test of ``having a decently complete Linux/Unix system'', i.e.,
in order to build R from the sources (without too many warnings about missing features) you will have to get quite a few useful things (gcc, g77, perl, latex, texinfo, ..) that you want `anyway'. One of the five R manuals is called
"R Administration / Installation" -- this should help you to become successful. Once you've installed R 2.0.1 from the sources, you will be ready to try "R 2.1.0 alpha" -- which will be a service to the R user community, if you help testing out R 2.0.1 *before* its release.

BTW, you seem to be from Roma, Italy. You might be delighted to see that R 2.1.0 will speak Italian in some ways.

Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich



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