RStudio on RaspberryPi 3

January 3, 2017
By

(This article was first published on R – Software tips, tricks, and hacks, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

I have been able to build RStudio server on my RaspberryPi 3.
One change was crucial: I added a 16GB swap file on an external disk to my system (mounting the external drive and using dphys-swapfile – available in Raspbian)
I used the current version of Raspbian (Jessie), updated all packages,
and did
sudo apt-get install pandoc pandoc-citeproc
I also built R 3.3.2 from the sources (since the Raspbian repo only has R 3.1.1).

Installation of R went smoothly just with configure and make.

A few times durning build, the were notifications of missing (system) libraries, but the instructions what to install (using sudo apt-get install) were clear enough to finish the build).
Then I dowloaded the RStudio source from github and followed
the build instructions.

The process is not finished after
make install
but the INSTALL instructions are very clear about how to get the server up and running.

One minor change need to be made:
RStudion installs x86 binaries of pandoc and pandoc-citeproc in
/usr/local/lib/rstudio-server/bin/pandoc
These binaries have to be renamed (or deleted), than RStudio will use the binaries installed
from the Raspbian repo.

To leave a comment for the author, please follow the link and comment on their blog: R – Software tips, tricks, and hacks.

R-bloggers.com offers daily e-mail updates about R news and tutorials on topics such as: Data science, Big Data, R jobs, visualization (ggplot2, Boxplots, maps, animation), programming (RStudio, Sweave, LaTeX, SQL, Eclipse, git, hadoop, Web Scraping) statistics (regression, PCA, time series, trading) and more...



If you got this far, why not subscribe for updates from the site? Choose your flavor: e-mail, twitter, RSS, or facebook...

Comments are closed.

Sponsors

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)