Re: [R] R installation - WINDOWS - problem

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <>
Date: Sat 15 Jul 2006 - 12:00:36 EST

On 15 July 2006 at 02:41, N. Goodacre wrote:
| Dear R mailing group,
| I am having extreme - and mysterious - trouble installing R. I tried
| simply dl ing R-2.3.1.tar.gz, and unzipping it, but after doing so, nowhere
| could I find a file called R-2.3.1.exe. I did however find an
| R-2.3.1.exe.manifest.
| I therefore tried the command line installation command - given in
| R-admin.pdf. This command is: tar zxvf R-2.3.1.tgz
| This is strange because the file I dl'ed was a .tar.gz. I tried this line
| as well as: tar zxvf R-2.3.1.tar.gz. The command was not recognized.
| Can anyone help me with this trange problem?

You are download the source, you want the binary. Start here (assumming that you're actually physically/network-close to


and pick the file R-2.3.1-win32.exe.

Hope this helps, Dirk

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                                                  -- Thomas A. Edison

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