Desktop Survival Guide
by Graham Williams

Installing on Debian GNU/Linux

In short, on a Debian GNU/Linux system, the premier GNU/Linux system, R has been packaged by Dirk Eddelbuettel, and is part of the main Debian distribution. To install it simply install the r-recommended package using any of Debian's package management tools. For example, enter the following command into a terminal window:

$ wajig install r-recommended

This will install a basic system. There are, though, over 95 individual R packages to add to your installation as you need. These include, for example:

$ wajig install r-cran-cluster r-cran-hmisc r-cran-rpart

To install most of those available:

$ wajig listnames ^r- > Rpackages
$ wajig install-file Rpackages

Other packages can be installed from the CRAN archives directly using the install.packages function. See See Section [*] for details.

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