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Cannot find curl-config in Ubuntu 13.04

I am installing package RCurl in R and getting an error checking for curl-config... no Cannot find curl-config ERROR: configuration failed for package ‘RCurl’ I have tried to install libcurl ...
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What is a good setup for LaTeX and R?

I am not sure if this is the proper place for this question, so my apologies if it is not. I want to switch from Windows to Ubuntu, or at least have an additional operating system next to windows. I ...
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Installing latest version of R-base

I have been unsuccessfully trying to install the latest version (2.15.2) of r-base. Apparently, R package Rcpp would not install for R version 2.14.1 - the version that installs for me. I am not ...
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How to install rgdal on Ubuntu 12.10?

I'm strugling to install rgdal library on Ubuntu 12.10. Installation from within R results in error: Error: gdal-config not found The gdal-config script distributed with GDAL could not be ...
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Install Curl Ubuntu 12.04

Hi I am trying to install curl library. It is a dependency for the RCurl package in R. So I must install it for R to work properly. I tried: meaneych@meaneych-VirtualBox:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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how to install/upgrade r-base to 3.02?

I am pretty new to Linux. I installed R-base in my ubuntu 12.04 using the Software Center (which by default r-2.14). I want to upgrade to/install R 3.02. How can I do that? Thank you.
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How to paste using middle mouse in rstudio running in linux?

How to enable the middle button mouse to paste in rstudio running in linux? My middle button mouse is working for pasting to R running in linux terminal.
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Multiline R commands are only partially shown in the command line history

I generally use R from the command line. However, this problem has been annoying me. When I use the up arrow to get a previous command, if that command was multiple lines, then R only shows the last ...
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Problem with Project R installation

I don't know where to put this line in the file. Or is there the possibility to achieve it over the shell somehow? I'm using 14.04. INSTALLATION To obtain the latest R packages, add an entry ...
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What is the name of the package for R?

I tried aptitude search r, but (unsurprisingly), there are waaaay too many results to sift through.
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Once installed geos library (C++, and C), and then trying to install rgeos package (R), it reports geos-config missing!

Knowing that the package rgeos, from the R language, requieres a prior installation of geos libraries, I installed, both, libgeos and libgeos-c1 (3.2.2), using the synaptic installer in my Ubuntu ...
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Make terminal windows always active (not on top)

I created a small program in R where every picture of a folder will pop up (X11) and then I have to provide an input to the terminal before showing the next one. The problem is that every time a ...
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Installing R on Ubuntu - getting updates to work

I have installed R. When I update my system it however complains that the R updates aren't authentificated. What do I have to do to authentificate them?
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When trying to Install Shiny Server for R, the command in the setup instructions triggers a Bash syntax error, how do I fix it?

So I'm trying to install shiny server for the R programming language on Ubuntu 12.04, using the information available at this page on the program's github. However, when I get to this step: # ...
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correct Installation and configuration of openJDK and R

I am relatively new to Ubuntu so I wont know a lot of commands that probably became standard to a lot of you guys. I am trying to set up R and with it the necessary java dependencies to install e.g. ...
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Bypassing excessive dependencies when installing r-base-core

I'm trying to install R (via r-base-core) on an ubuntu 10.10 server. It is trying to install all of the following: The following NEW packages will be installed: apt-xapian-index apturl ...
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Command completion in R and python

In bash terminal, I could configure the command completion by inserting these lines to the /etc/inputrc file: $if Bash # Search history back and forward using page-up and page-down "\e[5~": ...
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How do I install a newer version of R on 9.10?

I am trying to install R on my ubuntu 9.10 machine but when I use the repository I tend to get the R version 2.8 which is quite old. Is there a way to install R latest version on my machine. Ubuntu ...
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gedit-r-plugin not showing up in plugin list in gedit

I installed the gedit-r-plugin through synaptic and in the past it has worked great. I can't seem to even get the plugin to show up in the Preferences -> Plugins list after updating to 11.10. I'm ...
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Removing a program that apt doesn't see

I have an old installation of R that I would like to get rid of and replace with a new version. However, apt doesn't see this package at all. It doesn't show up in Synaptic and running sudo apt-get ...
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How to install latest version of R on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? [duplicate]

I am not able to download the latest R version on my Dell Vostro 14 3000 Series laptop running on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I typed in the standard commands on Terminal: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get ...
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installing plyr on ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to install plyr on ubuntu 14.04 and getting the this error: * installing *source* package ‘plyr’ ... ** package ‘plyr’ successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked ** libs g++ ...
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Good workflow for updating R modules around R-cran updates?

I like that R updates frequently to give me the best new packages, but it does seem to pose a problem for my R scripts on cron schedules. I noticed that every time ubuntu updater updates my r-base ...
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Trying to install R cmdr I get an unexpected error message. What's wrong?

The terminal states: Error in .chooseMirror(m, "CRAN", graphics, ind, useHTTPS) : could not find function "setNames" How do I fix this?
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Error adding a repository to /etc/apt/sources.list

On ubuntu 14.04, I followed http://mirror.its.dal.ca/cran/bin/linux/ubuntu/README which says Installation and compilation of R or some of its packages may require Ubuntu packages from the "backports" ...
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Setting system-wide environment variable using /etc/environment

I want to add to my PATH so that my computer (Ubuntu) knows where to interpret the "R" command (for launching R). I need this so a Terminal or RStudio can find where I installed R. I did all of the ...
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status of gedit r plugin (rgedit) in 16.04?

People are going to great lengths to get the gedit R plugin back by downgrading gedit. I tried, but couldn't make those instructions work. Mostly now I'm sad. RStudio is shiny and everything, but ...
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W: GPG error: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available [duplicate]

On my Ubuntu 14.04, I followed http://mirror.its.dal.ca/cran/bin/linux/ubuntu/README to add the following to /etc/apt/sources.list deb http://stat.ethz.ch/CRAN/bin/linux/ubuntu trusty/ When I run ...
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How can I install rjags on Ubuntu AMI on EC2?

I installed the pre-built Amazon Machine Image with Rstudio Server provided by bioconductor into a free micro instance on EC2. Then I installed JAGS (Just Another Gibbs Sampler to use it via rstudio ...
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Adding switzerland cran mirror for R in /etc/apt/sources.list

I've got an error while trying to add the R cran mirror for Switzerland to the sources.list file (http://stat.ethz.ch/CRAN/), even though I followed the instructions from page ...
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What is the best way of installing the R package XLConnect?

What is the best way of installing the R package XLConnect in Ubuntu 12.04 x86? I tried to manually install it via R, using install.packages("XLConnect",dependencies=TRUE), but after half an hour of ...
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Which recent Ubuntu should I use for Matlab R2011a, Octave 3.6.1 and recent R?

I wish to install Ubuntu on a new machine 64 bits. Can you help by telling me which most recent Ubuntu will be compatible and stable with Matlab (R2011a), AND a recent Octave (3.6.1), AND a recent R ...
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The “supported packages” in R

From http://stat.ethz.ch/CRAN/bin/linux/ubuntu/ SUPPORTED PACKAGES A number of R packages are available from the Ubuntu repositories with names starting with r-cran-. The following ones are ...
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Cron jobs with R scripts

I am trying to schedule cron job for an R script. I've read this question How do I set cron job and followed suggestions from first answer. I typed crontab -e In the command line and put there a ...
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X11 font -adobe-helvetica-%s-%s-*-*-%d-*-*-*-*-*-*-*, face 2 at size 11 could not be loaded

I am on Ubuntu 13.10, with R version 3.1.0 beta (2014-03-28 r65330) -- "Spring Dance" (64 bit). It is a new install and when trying to plot I am getting above error message Error in title(main = ...
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Can't use RStudio any more after trying to set up an ODBC connection to a postgreSQL database

I tried to Setup an odbc connection from R to my PostgreSQL database located on a server (package RODBC). When trying to connect the connection failed because I entered a wrong Username in the DSN ...
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How to install R version 3.2.1 – collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status

I'm trying to install R version 3.2.1. I executed the following code ./configure --enable-R-shlib followed by make command. But the following error is obtained. /usr/bin/ld: ../appl/dchdc.o: ...
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rpy2 installation errors

I am trying to install rpy2 but keep running into installation errors. I have found another post that had similar problems: ...
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Compiler errors during install of rstan in R

I tried installing rstan, a package for R for MCMC sampling, which requires compilation to work. Sadly make and the compiler fail during the install with a very long error message of which I post only ...
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Apt-get wants me to remove packages (from r-cran) that I need

Why is apt-get telling me to remove packages that I need? And how do I tell it to shut up? I'm running an EC2 with Ubuntu 14.04 and R 3.1.2 and Rstudio-server. I just ran apt-get update and upgrade ...
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Ubuntu updates blocked apt-get

last week ubuntu asked to install some updates. After doing that a series of problem came out (everything worked fine before...) and now I can't use and apt-get command because or these "missing ...
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Install older version of software and dependencies [duplicate]

I need to install R 3.0.2 because a needed library isn't compatible with 3.0.3 yet (the latest). I can install the older version of R like so: sudo apt-get install r-base=3.0.2-1precise0 However ...
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How to install latest version of rgedit in 13.04

I've got a bug in the version of RGedit in ubuntu's repository and I want to install the latest version to see if this plays better with 13.04 somehow. What do I do once I download the archive? ...
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Installing Revolution Analytics broke R and I can't fix it

So I installed (and quickly un-installed Revolution analytics's RRO with MKL) following their instructions (e.g. using the .deb and removing using dpkg). Now, I want to use the default/standard R ...
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Cannot install curl-config in Ubuntu 12.04

When trying to install the R package RCurl I get the following error: checking for curl-config... no Cannot find curl-config ERROR: configuration failed for package ‘RCurl’ Yet, curl-config exists ...
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How to install ggtern package in R

I ran the following code in R according to this page install.packages("ggtern") but R says > install.packages("ggtern") Installing package into ‘/home/user/R/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-library/3.0’ ...
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Possible to call GIMP via to the commant line to flatten and export a pdf image? [duplicate]

I've got a pdf figure with millions of semi-transparent points that I made in R. I want to flatten it to reduce filesize and then export it back out as a PDF (as a vector still, not a bitmap). If ...
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How can I remove R in Ubuntu Server 12.04

I do sudo apt-get remove r-base-core and sudo apt-get remove r-base sudo apt-get remove autoremove but steel driving R in Ubuntu........
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Problems with vim-r

Getting the following error when opening an .R file in vim (vim-r installed). Error detected while processing /home/johnros/.vim/r-plugin/common_global.vim: line 3106: E484: Can't open file ...
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Install readr in R and met dirty dependency tree

My Ubuntu and R versions: alvas@ubi:~$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Release: 14.04 Codename: trusty alvas@ubi:~$ R > ...