[R] Installing R in Ubuntu

Senthil Kumar M senthil.debian at gmail.com
Wed Aug 13 08:32:52 CEST 2008

On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 9:24 PM, Shreyasee Pradhan
<shreyasee.pradhan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am running Ubuntu on my Windows OS through VMware.
> I am trying to install R in Ubuntu, but not getting with those commands,
> which are there on the site.
> Can anyone please tell me how to install it, stepwise, with commands to be
> used.
> As I m new to Ubuntu as well, I am not aware of the commands very well.


What commands did you try ? What worked and what didn't ? Which site
did you refer ?

Please read the posting guidelines here:

In the Ubuntu command line, try:

sudo aptitude install r-base

And for a list of R packages that you can install from the Ubuntu repositories:

aptitude search r- | grep [^A-Za-z0-9] r-

Install them like this:

sudo aptitude install r-cran-package-name




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