R Programming Language


R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics.


The project website is https://www.r-project.org.


Be careful which version you are using, there may be an older version installed in /usr/bin with the Operating System. The latest version should be in /usr/local/bin/R
which R
will tell you which version to use. The command below will change your PATH variable to put /usr/local/bin before /usr/bin.
setenv PATH /usr/local/bin:${PATH}


On Tuesday, 08 November 2016 the version is 3.3.2

R tells you which version it is on startup.

Local Modifications

Put the following in a file called .Rprofile in your home directory (ie ~/.Rprofile).
# Options for the R programming	language
# Curl does not	seem to	work


# Set a	default	repo
local({r <- getOption("repos")
      r["CRAN"] <- "https://www.stats.bris.ac.uk/R/"

message("Loaded local options")

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Last modified: Tuesday, 08 November 2016