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I am using ubuntu for the first time and i would like to install a couple of software: Plink, Genecluster, Meta, Pyenv and Bioconductor.

Most of them have been downloaded and unpacked in my home directory.

When I try to use following command once at the time: sudo apt-get install plink-core, sudo apt-get install genecluster-core, sudo apt-get install meta-core and sudo apt-get install bioconductor-core. I got this message:

Reading package lists... Done 
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done 
E: Unable to locate package plink-core
E: Unable to locate package genecluster-core 
E: Unable to locate package meta-core 
E: Unable to locate package pyenv-core 
E: Unable to locate package bioconductor-core 

Could someone tell me how to proceed with these installations?

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what is the format? Where did you download them from? –  Mateo Nov 16 '13 at 16:32
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While apt-get install PACKAGE-NAME is the usual way to install software in Ubuntu, in this case it is not the way to go. Notice I wrote 'PACKAGE-NAME' this implies an identifier within a repository, say for example 'gimp'. apt-get is used to download and install packages from the repositories, however you have allready downloaded and unpacked (from another source) the files.

A short search on google seems to indicate to me, that the 'software' you are referring to are files which are meant to be run with the statistics software R. Please follow the instructions of the respective webpages on how to use these files or check the manual of R on how to source files.

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