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

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <>
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2008 10:26:34 -0500

On 27 April 2008 at 10:57, Brian Lunergan wrote:
| 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? ;-)

While you need to consider the FAQ's strong endorsement of Emacs + ESS, your best bet for a grpahical GUI is probably JGR. The Java side of things keeps changing, and (as far as I know) we do not yet have a completely 'free' (in the usual sense) set of tools to build JGR or I would have added JGR to Debian a long time ago.

That said, I did build JGR before on some of my Ubuntu or Debian machines. I do forget the details, but in a nutshell you need

Let us know how it goes, and maybe bring follow-up questions to the dedicated list r-sig-debian (which also covers Ubuntu), but note that you need to subscribe there in order to post.

Hope this helps,


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