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October 15, 2014


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Great move!

Will this distro work with or conflict with RStudio? Or does it maintain a separate install path, coexisting with base R ?

It works just fine with RStudio (that's how I use it, on the Mac). It replaces any existing R script, so there's nothing you need to do to make it work with RStudio. See http://mran.revolutionanalytics.com/documents/rro/installation/#revorinst-sidebyside for info about running Open side-by-side with an existing R (currently not possible on Mac, though).

I installed it on a Win 7 machine as described on the website (meeting all system requirements, AFAIK) but can't get summary(glm(..., family=binomial)) to work because I get an error message regarding the shared lapack.dll. Any advice on that?

We messed up with the Windows builds we first posted, but it's fixed now. (Sorry about that!) Try downloading again and the problem should be fixed. More details at: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/rropen/JP3SDgNNVp0/lEfPN7mo-P8J

Usually I work with sublime text (using sublimeREPL). Installing R Open broke the link between sublimeREPL and R - now can't get R to run in Sublime Text at all. Any advice?

I use homebrew to install R on mac, if this version of R can also be installed using homebrew, you will make developers who use Mac REALLY happy.

@Michael, can you post the details to the Google Group at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/rropen -- we'll investigate.

I'm OpenSUSE 13.1 user. Can't get "ggplot2" installed because installation of "highlight" package throws an error:

./../lib64/crt1.o: In function `_start':
./sysdeps/x86_64/start.S:118: undefined reference to `main'

Also R Open claims that there is no Tcl/Tk support

Error : .onLoad failed in loadNamespace() for 'tcltk', details:
call: fun(libname, pkgname)
error: Tcl/Tk support is not available on this system

But plplot-tcltk system package is installed and worked for R 3.1.1.

Also a proper repository for OpenSUSE would be welcome ;-)

Nice performance BTW! Unusable in OpenSUSE though (((

@Kevin Tham
Currently RRO does not have a Formula or Bottle for Mac Homebrew. I'll look to see what that would entail, as I use Hombrew myself too.

On mran - could you please consider adding another column in the overview (where there is package name, date, authors, package title now) with a small sign, whether the package has at least one vignette?

Sometimes when I browse through packages to find something new or to find a place to begin with a facette of statistics that are new to me, I like to start with package vignettes. Just to quickly see which package in a TaskView has a vignette would be very helpfull at least to me. I don't think, I am alone with that.


Great suggestion, Berhnard! I've passed it on to the MRAN team.

@Yury, thanks for letting us know about the problems on openSUSE. We'll investigate and see if we can find a solution.

Will this work with bioconductor packages out of the bag? It seems it will, but I'm not sure.

@Yury, we've pushed a new OpenSUSE binary which we hope fixes the problem you encountered.

Please remove your current Revolution R Open installation:
zypper remove RRO

Then, get the new rpm package
and re-install.

You should now be able to install ggplot2! Let us know how it goes.

@2na, Revolution R Open works just fine with BioConductor packages. You'll need to point it to the bioconductor repository as you do with R 3.1.1.

@DvidSmith, thank you for the quick fix! Now I'm able to install all the packages I need (for the moment). Will let you know if there will be issues in future.

It's the same situation for the tcltk package under Ubuntu 14.04. The R command capabilities() results in tcltk = FALSE. Please fix this in the next iteration of RRO because although tcltk and tcltk-dev are both installed in my Ubuntu machine, I cannot install the R packages that require it e.g. "adehabitat" or "BiodiversityR"

This is the error message:
Error : package ‘tcltk’ could not be loaded
ERROR: lazy loading failed for package ‘tkrplot’
* removing ‘/home/laptop1/R/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu-library/3.1/tkrplot’
ERROR: lazy loading failed for package ‘tcltk2’
* removing ‘/home/hakim/R/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu-library/3.1/tcltk2’


On Ubuntu 14.04.1 I get the following error when installing "AnalyzeFMRI" package:

Error : .onLoad failed in loadNamespace() for 'tcltk', details:
call: fun(libname, pkgname)
error: Tcl/Tk support is not available on this system
Error : package ‘tcltk’ could not be loaded
ERROR: lazy loading failed for package ‘AnalyzeFMRI’
* removing ‘/home/calcul/R/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu-library/3.1/AnalyzeFMRI’

The downloaded source packages are in
Warning message:
In install.packages("AnalyzeFMRI") :
installation of package ‘AnalyzeFMRI’ had non-zero exit status

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