Re: [R] R GUI for Linux?

From: Patrick Connolly <>
Date: Tue 31 May 2005 - 09:33:48 EST

On Mon, 30-May-2005 at 08:29PM +0200, Sander Oom wrote:

|> ...... I have
|> given up on any instructions that tell me to run 'make'. Linux
|> distributions are just to[o] idiosyncratic for it to be worth the effort.

That might be true of Linux distributions in general, but installing R is *very* easy. There are a couple of lines you can paste from the README file to get the configure and make thing working. Depending on your machine, it might take some time to do all its stuff which is extensive and thorough.

Installing ESS is only slightly different. Simply extract the tar.gz file, find the README file and adjust your .emacs file to let it know where you've installed ESS.

Granted, it does take a bit to get used to the way Emacs does things, but you need only about 1% of its capability and then it is extremely easy to use. Many questions asked on this list just don't arise.


Patrick Connolly
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