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    radR is a collection of R and dynamic library files. It is not yet an R "package", but some small pieces of it are.

    October, 2008:  The current recommended version of R for use with radR is 2.5.1.   Other versions might work

    but their use is not supported.

    Windows (XP/NT):

    • install the recommended  R for windows (the version of R required for radR will change no more than once per year.)
    • download the most recent radRXXXwindows.zip here.(Note: as of Oct. 2008, revision numbers were reset to 1.  Check the file dates.)
    • install radRXXXwindows.zip by unzipping it to a folder. WinZip Warning:  verify that your unzip program has correctly created radR subfolders.  These
      should include at least: antennas, main, gui, packages, plugins, palettes, plugins.  At least one version of WinZip has been found to incorrectly flatten this substructure and corrupt files.  The symptom is radR not starting at all, or starting with an error message about "strictenv" and then exiting.  Unzip programs known to work are the "Compressed Files" handler built into Windows XP, and the excellent free Info-Zip program.
    • run radR: double-click on the radRX.Y.Z.bat file in that folder, where X.Y.Z is the
      recommended version of R.   Alternatively:
      • run the graphic version of R, Rgui.exe, from within the radR folder;  this is best done by creating a shortcut to Rgui.exe which starts in the radR folder.
      • from the menu: File | Change dir... and change the directory to the radR folder
      • from the menu: File | Source R code... and select .Rprofile
      • you might need to minimize the Rgui window to see the radR windows
    • if R is not installed in the usual location (C:\Program Files\R\R-X.Y.Z\bin) then edit
      radRX.Y.Z.bat to change the path in the first line: set RHOME=c:\Program Files\R\R-X.Y.Z
    • to hide the console window when starting from the radRX.Y.Z.bat, right click on its icon and drag to the desktop and choose Create a shortcut here.  Right-click on the new shortcut icon and choose Properties.  Then, in the Shortcut panel, change the Run property to minimized.

    unix:

    • install the recommended version of R for unix
    • you also need GNU tar, bash, make and gcc
    • download the most recent radRXXXsource.tgz here.
    • unpack and build radR by doing:
      • tar -xzvf radRXXXsource.tgz
      • cd radR
      • edit Makefile.unix.inc to ensure that the variables R_VERSION, R_INC, and R_LIBDIR point to the correct
        locations on your system; you might need to change other build variables in Makefile and Makefile.unix.inc
      • make; make local_install
    • run radR by doing (from the radR directory):
      • cd LOCAL_INSTALL_DIR(the location you set in Makefile.unix.inc)
      • R(R will run from the file .Rprofile)
    • on unix, the radR plugins seascan and xenex are not (yet?) available; however, data recorded by a SeaScan or IntegRadar server, can be read by the seascanarch and xenexarch plugins, respectively. it can read data recorded by one



     
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