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Cantor + R Backend – Kubuntu Karmic

“Cantor is an application that lets you use your favorite mathematical applications from within a nice KDE-integrated worksheet interface. It offers assistant dialogs for common tasks and allows sharing of worksheets with others. Available backends are Sage, Maxima, R, and KAlgebra.”

Sadly R backend is not supported in kubuntu (see here) because r-base package is in universe and therefore kde-edu package cannot depend on it.

Anyway, if you need R support, you probably already enabled universe repository, and you can find on my PPA with R backend.

To install it just add my PPA to your software sources (you also need kubuntu-ppa/backports repository enabled) and upgrade

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:daniele.domenichelli/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

9 thoughts on “Cantor + R Backend – Kubuntu Karmic

    1. I tried, but they are updating the main package too often at the moment and I don’t have much time to update mine! Moreover I’m still on karmic.
      I’ll probably build it as soon as main development moves to lucid+1 (and that should be as soon as lucid is released)

  1. How’s it going with Lucid? I’ve added your PPA and successfully installed the kdeedu package. Unfortunately, R still fails to show up as a backend in cantor. I installed cantor before I installed your version of kdeedu. Should I purge cantor and try again?

    Thanks. As a chronic R and KDE user I really look forward to trying this thing out.

  2. Oh, forgot to mention, I’m running Lucid on an amd64 machine.

    $/home/a; cantor –version
    Qt: 4.6.2
    KDE Development Platform: 4.4.2 (KDE 4.4.2)
    Cantor: 0.1

    $/home/a; R –version
    R version 2.10.1 (2009-12-14)
    Copyright (C) 2009 The R Foundation for Statistical Computing
    ISBN 3-900051-07-0

    1. Sorry, I just found your comment in the spam folder…
      Yes, I just built it on my PPA. Backends are no longer in the “main” cantor package, so you need to install “cantor-backend-r” package

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