Installing R/BioConductor on Ubuntu 8.04

May 07, 2008

The new version of Ubuntu is out, (as if you haven’t heard that by now), so that means a fresh install to play about with and working just the way I want! :D

One of the tools that I currently need (for the thesis work) is R and the BioConductor libraries. So here’s a quick run down on getting them up and installed on Hardy…

First up, run these commands in a terminal:

sudo apt-get install build-essential g77 gfortran
sudo apt-get install refblas3 refblas3-dev zlib1g-dev
sudo apt-get install r-base

This will then install the R base packages and some of the BioConductor packages, along with the gcc and fortran compilers and some other libraries that will be required for the next step.

sudo -s

Now at the R prompt, type the following…


Now sit back for a few minutes while your system configures BioConductor for you.