Thursday, July 16, 2015

Things to do after a fresh Ubuntu install

Some libs that you need to install for R to work properly on a Ubuntu machine:

sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev libxml2 

To keep R up-to-date, edit /etc/apt/sources.list and add the line:

deb vivid/

Change vivid to your Ubuntu version, of course. You can also use a different mirror site.

Set up Java:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java -y
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-installer
sudo apt-get install oracle-java8-set-default

Configure Java with R:

sudo R CMD javareconf