This is a simple (Ubuntu-based) box you can use as a ready-made solution to start developing with (or learning) R.
(I've created this in order to have a clean environment in which to work with R for the Coursera Data Science Specialization (https://www.coursera.org/specialization/jhudatascience/1).
In order to get a fully functional Ubuntu VM with some starting tools for you to work on R you (just) need to:
- Download VirtualBox
- Download Vagrant
- Download (or
git clone) this project and then run
vagrant upin the directory where you downloaded it.
Once you start the process (
vagrant up) it will probably take some time (maybe 20 to 30 mins) to download the image and all the dependencies.
Don't touch the VM until it looks like this:
Once it does, login using username/password = vagrant/vagrant.
In addition to the base Ubuntu (14.04 LTS) box, these are some things that get added:
- XFCE Lightweight GUI
- R (Version 3.X)
- Google Chrome Browser