## Binary package “r-base-dev” in ubuntu precise

# GNU R installation of auxiliary GNU R packages

R is a system for statistical computation and graphics. It consists

of a language plus a run-time environment with graphics, a debugger,

access to certain system functions, and the ability to run programs

stored in script files.

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The design of R has been heavily influenced by two existing languages:

Becker, Chambers & Wilks' S and Sussman's Scheme. Whereas the

resulting language is very similar in appearance to S, the underlying

implementation and semantics are derived from Scheme.

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The core of R is an interpreted computer language which allows

branching and looping as well as modular programming using functions.

Most of the user-visible functions in R are written in R. It is

possible for the user to interface to procedures written in the

C, C++, or FORTRAN languages for efficiency, and many of R's core

functions do so. The R distribution contains functionality for a

large number of statistical procedures and underlying applied math

computations. There is also a large set of functions which provide

a flexible graphical environment for creating various kinds of data

presentations.

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Additionally, over thousand extension "packages" are available from

CRAN, the Comprehensive R Archive Network, many also as Debian packages,

named 'r-cran-<name>'.

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This package ensures that other Debian packages needed for installation of

some auxiliary R packages are installed.