[R] Re: [Venables-course] Downloading R

Douglas Bates bates at stat.wisc.edu
Thu Jun 24 22:55:57 CEST 1999

"Hodgess, Erin" <HodgessE at zeus.dt.uh.edu> writes:

> Hello all!

Good to hear from you again, Erin.

> I would like to download R to the UNIX machine here.
> I will be downloading it to my own account.
> Could anyone please tell me how much space it requires once it is
> "unzipped"?

The original tree is about 8.5 MB.  After compilation you can expect it
to take up about twice that.  If you install the compiled version and
get rid of all the object files and sources it takes about 7-10 MB
again.  If you also install all the available contributed packages,
like the MASS package from V&R, the total goes up to about 34 MB.

If you happen to have rsync installed on your system a simple way to
check out a version is

$ rsync cran.stat.wisc.edu::   # find out what is available
r-release      	R sources (feature-frozen version) CVS tree (approx 8.5 MB)
r-devel        	R sources (development version) CVS tree (approx 8.5 MB)
xlispstat      	xlispstat sources (development version) CVS tree (approx 12 MB)
ess            	ess (Emacs Speaks Statistics) CVS tree (approx 8.5 MB)
$ cd $wherever; mkdir R; cd R
$ rsync -vCaz cran.stat.wisc.edu::r-release .
receiving file list ... done
...  # lots and lots of other files reported here
$ du -s .   # check the size of the raw sources (in Kb)
8460	.
$ du -s /usr/lib/R  # check the size of the full installation
34189	/usr/lib/R

Erin: I cc:'d this to the r-help mailing list as I think the answer
may be of general interest.
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