R is a programming language for statistical computing. Though R is used with a command line interface, there are several graphical ones available, too.
First become root with
and then install the current version (R-2.15 at time of this writing) running
equo install dev-lang/R-2
Installation of additional packages
There are no packages available through Gentoo/Sabayon, yet, so you have to install it via R itself. Say you want to install the package polynom. Start R as root and then run
You have to choose a server and then watch R downloading and installing the package. It's also possible to run this as "normal" user, but then it's not installed systemwide.
I recommend to read the "Further reading" links to get started.
I just know these two.
Further ones can be found on Wikipedia (See section at the bottom).
- Official site: http://www.r-project.org/
- Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R_%28programming_language%29
- R Wiki: http://rwiki.sciviews.org/doku.php