Installing Some Basic R Packages in Ubuntu


The following is how I configured my R workspace (and Rstudio) and this was first shared on a Coursera’s “Getting and Cleaning Data” course forums.

First make sure that R is version 3+. If not update it according to this stackoverflow question.

Java for rJava

Install Java (needed for rJava) first from a terminal:

sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jre

which will install openjdk-6-jdk.
If this doesn’t work install all its packages:

sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-*

OR you might prefer openjdk-7-jdk

sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-*

You should find that it is installed using this command:

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