Install R Packages on the Ubuntu Virtual Machine

February 1, 2017
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(This article was first published on R-english – Freakonometrics, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

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…

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