Re: [R] Using R under Ubuntu...

From: Brian Lunergan <>
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2008 10:57:06 -0400

宋时歌 wrote:
> Brian,
> I assume what you meant was that you did not see an icon on the
> desktop like in windows. Well, R does not have a GUI under linux, and
> you need to open a terminal and type "R" to get started. But you can
> install either JGR, Rcommander, or PMG if you really want a GUI. For
> me, Emacs + ESS + R works best.
> Best,
> Shige
> On Sun, Apr 27, 2008 at 10:25 PM, Brian Lunergan <
> <>> wrote:
> Morning all:
> Coming straight to the point. Switched from XP to Ubuntu Linux.
> Followed
> the steps outlined on the website to install a current version of
> R to my
> machine. Seems to have worked OK, but the process doesn't install
> it to the
> desktop. The notes don't go into that part of it, so I'm seeking some
> advice from others more experienced on how to take the last couple
> of steps
> to make R a menu/desktop choice in GNOME.
> Please and thanks.

My apologies for not explaining myself clearly but yes, that's more or less the mark I was aiming for. I suppose the Linux purists would think less of me, but I am more comfortable in a graphic workspace. Should be possible, shouldn't it? ;-)

I'll look into the ones you suggested.


Brian Lunergan
Nepean, Ontario

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