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R Billy!

13 April 2013

R Logo R! No, it’s not Talk Like a Pirate Day. I just wanted to install R on my Ubuntu laptop to see if it can read some SPSS files that PSPP failed to open. (No fault of PSPP, I believe. Seems the trouble is the source of my SPSS files.)

I Googled “ubuntu 12.04 R” and found my self at a web page that suggested that I import keys and edit sources and add a repository. It just seemed unnecessarily complicated.

I tried “apt-get install r-base r-recommended” and that did it.

So there you have it. How do you install R on Ubuntu 12.04? Pretty much like you install anything else. R! 🙂