[R] Installing R on 64-bit Solaris 2.8 --- follow-up

Roger D. Peng rpeng at jhsph.edu
Thu Jan 8 16:17:07 CET 2004

If you just want to look at the manuals, you can download them from the 
CRAN website in PDF format.  Otherwise, you can build R on a Windows 
machine but it's not as straightforward (in my opinion) as on a Unix 
system.  There are detailed instructions included with the sources.


Gerald.Jean at spgdag.ca wrote:
> Hello R-users,
> thanks to Brian Ripley and Roger Peng for there prompt replies on
> installing R on a Solaris 64-bit machine.  R is now running and seems to be
> doing fine.  I realy would like to have access to the manuals so I can
> climb most of the learning curve on my own -- I am a long time user of
> Splus, hence I am not expecting the learning curve to be too steep.  On the
> Sun machine that R is installed neither LaTeX, nor pdfLaTeX nor infomake is
> installed, hence the manuals could not be built.  I am not administrator of
> the machine and the admin. people are vey reluctant to install the required
> freeware, I am looking for a workaround.
> I have LaTeX and pdfLaTeX installed on my PC, from which I am accessing the
> Sun to run Splus, and soon R I hope.  ESS and Emacs are installed on both
> machines.  I routinely produce EPS graphs and LaTeX tables on the Sun and
> through Emacs import them on the PC and imbed them in my LaTeX
> documentation for stats. projects.  My question: is it possible, without
> building R on the PC, to build the manuals on the PC either through
> bringing parts of the R tree on the Solaris machine or by downloading parts
> of the PC distribution from CRAN.  Any pointers in the direction of
> instructions on how to proceed would be very highly appreciated.  By the
> way, if that could be useful, I also have Cygwin installed on the PC.
> Thank you very much for your support,
> Gérald Jean
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