Install R Packages on the Ubuntu Virtual Machine

[This article was first published on R-english – Freakonometrics, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers]. (You can report issue about the content on this page here)
Want to share your content on R-bloggers? click here if you have a blog, or here if you don't.

For the (Advanced) R Crash Course of the Data Science for Actuaries program, we will use the Ubuntu virtual machine. There might be some issues when installing some packages… One trick can be to open a terminal

and then to use the sudo command, to install some packages,

(after entering the password). Just type (or copy/paste)

sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev

sudo apt-get install libxml2-dev

sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-*

update-alternatives --config java

sudo apt-get install aptitude

sudo aptitude install libgdal-dev

sudo aptitude install libproj-dev

sudo apt-get install curl

sudo apt-get build-dep r-cran-rgl

sudo apt-get install r-cran-plyr r-cran-xml r-cran-reshape r-cran-reshape2 r-cran-rmysql

sudo apt-get install r-cran-rjava

Then, in RStudio, enter

install.packages("RCurl")

install.packages("xml")

install.packages("rJava")

install.packages("rgdal")

install.packages("xlsx")

It should be fine…

To leave a comment for the author, please follow the link and comment on their blog: R-english – Freakonometrics.

R-bloggers.com offers daily e-mail updates about R news and tutorials about learning R and many other topics. Click here if you're looking to post or find an R/data-science job.
Want to share your content on R-bloggers? click here if you have a blog, or here if you don't.

Never miss an update!
Subscribe to R-bloggers to receive
e-mails with the latest R posts.
(You will not see this message again.)

Click here to close (This popup will not appear again)