Updating r ubuntu

03 Feb

R is an open source programming language which is used for statistical computing and graphics.

Type 'demo()' for some demos, 'help()' for on-line help, or 'help.start()' for an HTML browser interface to help. The first line shows the version of R installed on your Ubuntu VPS.

At the moment of writing this tutorial, it is 3.3.1.

The upgrade process will take from a few seconds to a few minutes depending on the packages that need to be upgraded.

Once the upgrade process is completed you can continue with the other steps of this tutorial.

If you want to continue using R with all the packages you previously had installed, the best way is to save the list of packages you currently have before installing a new R version. By now you have a new R version installed but without all your favorite packages. You just need to open your latest list of installed packages and install them.

You can do so with these lines of code: Ok, now you have a list of installed packages. Next, you need to get the latest R installer for your OS from CRAN and install the latest R. Now, I’m a Bioconductor user which means that some of my packages are not on CRAN.

For information about changes to expect in the next version, you can subscribe to the R’s NEWS RSS feed: developer.r-project.org/blosxom.cgi/R-devel/NEWS/ Large projects may need several packages to be installed.

In this case, the required packages can be installed at once.

The next thing you need to do is to add R to Ubuntu keyring by using the commands bellow: Please note that ‘xenial’ is included in the line which means we will install R on an Ubuntu 16.04 VPS.

If you run a different version of Ubuntu, you will need to use the appropriate version. First, update the package list by using the following command: # R R version 3.3.1 (2016-06-21) -- "Bug in Your Hair" Copyright (C) 2016 The R Foundation for Statistical Computing Platform: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu (64-bit) R is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.

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On Debian-based systems adding the CRAN repository in the format.