"At first I tried SUSE's install software application, but it can't find R in its repository. Then I downloaded the rpm package of R for SUSE 10.1 from CRAN mirrors, and tried install software application again. But it can not resolve dependencies. At last I ran rpm -i R-base-2.6.1-3.1.x86_64.rpm from terminal. It said it needs libgfortran.
OK, I downloaded and installed libgfortran package, and then tried rpm -i R-base-2.6.1-3.1.x86_64.rpm again. This time it needed base. I downloaded base package and try to install it by running rpm -i base-1.3.6-1mdv2008.0.noarch.rpm (I am not sure this is the right package for my computer), butit needs apache-mod_php, apache-mod_ssl, php-mysql, etc. I have to give up."
Also it seems difficult to me to compile R from source code because the package dependency is so complex.
Finally I figured out a trick: we can run windows version R in a linux with Wine. First go to http://www.winehq.org/. download and install wine. And then grab a Windows installer of R and install it. It works, either basic computation or graphic display. But there is a little problem as shown in the following graph: the cursor overlaps with the text.
ps: Another by-product is that I can play starcraft on that Linux machine with a big display.
1. Stuff I've learned about Wine