Installing the latest version of R on Ubuntu/Mint

I wrote about this before, but since this is a frequent problem and my last post wasn’t brief, here’s a shorter version. The primary way to install software in Linux is to rely on apt-get (apt in Mint) or some other package manager. The way this works is that there is a central server which…

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Installing VIM in R on Mint 17

For data imputation, for simplicity I like to use single imputation instead of multiple imputation. This can easily be done with the VIM package using the irmi command. So, I tried to install VIM in R on Mint 17. However: * installing *source* package ‘robustbase’ … ** package ‘robustbase’ successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked…

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RCurl in R on Mint 17

So I was installing something (forgot what), and had problems with RCurl: * installing *source* package ‘RCurl’ … ** package ‘RCurl’ successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked checking for curl-config… no Cannot find curl-config ERROR: configuration failed for package ‘RCurl’ * removing ‘/home/lenovo/R/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu-library/3.1/RCurl’ Warning in install.packages : installation of package ‘RCurl’ had non-zero exit status…

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