R – configuration in Ubuntu 8.04 (should work fine for other versions)

R is powerful statistical tool – it can be considered as SPSS and S-PLUS alternative if you are short of the money. This tool, however, is command line based – which means there is _no_ User Friendly interface by default. What you can do, in order to make things easier, is installing JGR – Java based GUI for R (http://jgr.markushelbig.org/JGR.html). In order to get JGR running you have to:

1. Install JDK 1.6 [http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp] (‘/opt/jdk1.6.0_11’ is a good place to put your Java installation)
2. execute following commands

shell>sudo su root -
shell>export JAVA_HOME=/opt/jdk1.6.0_11
shell>R CMD javareconf

And you can enjoy R with User Friendly environment.