Installing the Eclipse Integrated Programming Environment and its R Plugin

To install Eclipse you first have to install a version of Java that is compatible with the R plugin, then set the system to use that version of java as the default. Eclipse does not respect that default automatically, but the system makes it easy to specify the default location
apt-get install sun-java6-jdk
apt-get install eclipse
update-alternatives --config java    # select the sun java6 jdk option
eclipse -vm /etc/alternatives/java & # use this every time to run eclipse
When Eclipse is running, click on Help .. Software Updates .. Find and Install .. Search for New Features to Install .. New Remote Site .. and add a site named Walware at Have Eclipse install the new features from that site.

When you open an .r file it will open with the R Script Editor.

Eclipse Tutorials and Manuals

Topic revision: r4 - 24 Jul 2007, FrankHarrell

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